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NCOH: West Nile Virus found in the Netherlands

A migratory bird tested positive for West Nile Virus in the Netherlands. The bird was caught in August during routine sampling in the region of Utrecht. West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, making it a type of an arbovirus. Humans, and other mammalian species such as horses, are susceptible to
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Rabbit mortality caused by RHDV-2 continues in 2019

Vaccination for pet rabbits is essential As in previous years, in 2019 the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre and the Veterinary Faculty at Utrecht University receives reports of dead rabbits all year round. This number increased in August and September.
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Ranavirus found in the province of Drenthe, Overijssel and North Holland

DWHC has now confirmed the presence of the ranavirus at two locations in the province of Drenthe, at two locations in the province of Overijssel and at a location in the province of North-Holland. This is the first identified case of the virus in the province of North Holland. Outbreaks of the ranavirus in the
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Common carp with inflamed gills

In May 2019 several dead Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) were found in an old underwater sandpit situated in Haaren, province of North-Brabant. In previous years  only one or two dead carp were found in  this time of year, but this year more common carp were found dead over a short periode of time.  Before dying,
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Badger with lung tumor

April 2019 the working group Badgers in Brabant reported the finding of a dead badger to the DWHC. The animal which seemed to have been in very poor condition was found in the city of Oss, the Province of North Brabant. It was  subsequently  collected to investigate the cause of death.
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Fawns fatal to doe

In the beginning of May 2019, a roe deer (doe) carrying fawns considered to be close to birth, was found dead in Overijssel. The doe had no visible injuries and was collected by the DWHC for examination.
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White stork suffering from avian-tuberculosis

Background information At the end of January 2019, a crouching white stork was found, lying on the grounds of a farm in the province of Utrecht. The bird was very calm and could easily be approached. The weakened animal was placed in the scullery to recover. Although after a while the white stork seemed to get
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Research on increased seabird mortality

In recent weeks, thousands of sick, dead and dying common guillemots have washed up on the Wadden Islands and the Dutch mainland coastline. Birds that strand alive are transported to animal rehabilitation centres while dead birds are being collected in order to determine their cause of death.
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