Category: Projects

No evidence of bird flu in dead mute swans

In 2015, 11 dead mute swans were submitted to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) for post-mortem investigation. Whilst the cause of death of these birds varied, they were all negative for avian influenza virus.
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The green finch – DWHC focus species in 2016

In 2016, the green finch was selected as the focus species of the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) and together with partner organisations we ask you to help us research this common garden bird by reporting findings of dead birds. to the DWHC.
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Avian influenza virus surveillance in wild birds

Each year between 300 and 500 wild birds found dead in the wild are sampled for bird flu virus (avian influenza virus, AIV) as part of the AIV monitoring program in the Netherlands. Since 2014, Sovon, the DWHC, the NVWA (Dutch Food Safety Authority), and the Central Veterinary Institute (CVI) carry out this
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