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H7N7 Dutch Avian Flu Outbreak (2003) Associated with Human Conjunctivitis and Fatal Case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Exposed Veterinarian Who Did Not Take Tamiflu or Receive Vaccination   [open html - 219KB]

"At about the same time the SARS novel virus outbreak was swirling in Canada and the Far East (March-June 2003), a highly lethal disease subsequently identified as avian influenza virus subtype H7N7 was devastating commercial chicken flocks on (initially) six farms in Gelderland Province, the Netherlands, an area with a high density of poultry farms. Eventually the infection spread to 255 farms, and on March 1, 2003 the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban on the export of all poultry and poultry-related products. In addition, the Ministry ordered the culling of all infected flocks, which led to the killing of around 30 million chickens-about 28% of the total chicken population in the Netherlands. The human population in the Netherlands is 16 million people."

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2006-04-02
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2006, Suburban Emergency Management Project
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SEMP Biot (April 2, 2006), no.345
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