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Poultry to stay indoors as Dutch fend off bird flu
Expatica.com ^ | Aug 19th, 2005

Posted on 08/19/2005 11:00:02 AM PDT by Termite_Commander

AMSTERDAM — An order obliging farms to keep their poultry indoors comes into effect on Monday in the Netherlands.

Dutch Agriculture Minister Cees Veerman confirmed the new regulation on Friday as a means to prevent an outbreak of bird flu in the Netherlands during the bird migration season.

Farmers can decide whether to keep their birds in hen coops or in any other structure that will prevent contact between the poultry and wild birds. Chickens kept by hobbyists do not fall under the regulations.

Germany introduced a similar outdoor ban for poultry on its farms on Thursday.

Reuters news agency reported that Russia has warned that an outbreak of the H5N1 strain

of bird flu recently identified in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk could spread to Europe and the Middle East, as migratory birds move into warmer areas before winter after nesting in Siberia.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birdflu; netherlands; poultry
When I first read the title, I thought they meant one must keep the birds inside their house.
1 posted on 08/19/2005 11:00:03 AM PDT by Termite_Commander
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To: Termite_Commander
Makes you wonder just where the bird flu really comes from...
2 posted on 08/19/2005 11:01:33 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Termite_Commander
H5N1 is now past the Urals. Next stop: The EU.

Color coded circles for wild bird H5N1:
May = Red June - Orange July = Yellow August = Green

Square = Unconfirmed reports of dead birds

Human outbreaks, etiology unknown
Orange Oval = Sharkin, Udmurtia, Russia (fever, meningitis, gastro-intestinal)
Blue Oval = Tomsk, Tomsk, Russia (fever, meningitis)
Red Oval = Moklakap, Chita, Russia (fever, vomiting)

3 posted on 08/19/2005 11:32:37 AM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: datura
It's the Recombinomics map! *fanfare*
4 posted on 08/19/2005 11:35:03 AM PDT by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: Termite_Commander

LOL! My 2nd thought was that the birds HAD the flu, and do you feed chicken soup to a chicken with the flu?


5 posted on 08/19/2005 11:40:39 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: Clock King

No, they have a hot bowl of Soylent Green.


6 posted on 08/19/2005 11:45:59 AM PDT by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: datura
This will fix the migration problems


7 posted on 08/19/2005 11:48:57 AM PDT by jbstrick (insert clever tagline here)
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