Amstelveen – Because bird flu (H5) has been established at a hobby location in Mijdrecht (H5), there is currently a ban on transporting poultry, eggs and poultry manure in Amstelveen, among others.
To this end, Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality decided yesterday: the transport ban applies to a zone of 10 kilometers around the contaminated location in Mijdrecht. A transport ban also applies to used litter and other animals and animal products from companies with commercially kept poultry.
The transport ban is also in force in, among others, Aalsmeer / Rijssenhout, Uithoorn / De Kwakel, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Abcoude, Wilnis, Nieuwveen and Nieuwkoop (click here for the overview mapSchiphol is outside the area with transport bans. The highways to Schiphol are also excluded.
Bird flu Mijdrecht
It is probably a highly pathogenic variant of the bird flu that was diagnosed in Mijdrecht. To prevent the virus from spreading, the approximately 300 birds on the site have been culled.
All current national measures, such as the obligation to house commercially kept poultry, will remain in full force. In addition, zoos, petting zoos and owners of hobby birds are obliged to shield their poultry and waterfowl so that these animals do not come into contact with wild waterfowl and their excrement. This can be done, for example, by keeping the animals in an aviary or in a run. The zoos and children’s farms can be visited, reports the national government.