In Blija (municipality of Noardeast-Fryslân, province of Friesland) bird flu (H5) was diagnosed in broilers on a poultry farm. It is probably a highly pathogenic variant of bird flu.
To prevent the virus from spreading, the approximately 177,000 broilers on this farm are culled. A poultry farm belonging to the same owner is located 100 meters from the infected farm.
This company with approximately 45,000 broilers is culled as a preventive measure. The clearances are carried out by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
In a zone of 1 kilometer around the infected farm, there are no other farms besides the poultry farm mentioned above. There are 3 poultry farms in the area of 3 kilometers around the infected farm, which are sampled for bird flu. There are 10 other poultry farms in the 10 kilometer zone around this company.
The transport ban applies immediately for this zone.