No more bird-flu risk in NetherlandsStaff Writer | April 24, 2017
Poultry farmers in the Netherlands no longer have to keep their animals caged.
Virus The risk of the bird flu virus
The risk of the bird flu virus being transmitted by wild water birds has decreased to such an extent that extra safety measures are no longer necessary, according to expert assessment.
No poultry farm in the Netherlands has been infected since Christmas, according to the broadcaster.
It's been over a month since a wild water bird with bird flu was last found in the Netherlands.
The neighboring countries are also not struggling with the virus any longer.
While most measures are being lifted, Van Dam wants to keep the strict hygiene rules in place. ■