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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

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Poultry Culling and Campylobacteriosis Reduction among Humans, the Netherlands

Ingrid H.M. FriesemaComments to Author , Arie H. Havelaar, Paul P. Westra, Jaap A. Wagenaar, and Wilfrid van Pelt
Author affiliations: National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands (I.H.M. Friesema, A.H. Havelaar, W. van Pelt); Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.H. Havelaar, J.A. Wagenaar); Product Boards for Livestock, Meat and Eggs, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands (P.P. Westra); Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad, the Netherlands (J.A. Wagenaar); World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Campylobacter, Utrecht (J.A. Wagenaar); World Organisation for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for Campylobacteriosis, Lelystad (J.A. Wagenaar)

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Changes in broiler meat sales, by region, the Netherlands, 2002–2003

Region* Sales × 1,000 kg, 2002/2003 Change, %
Jan–Feb Mar–Apr May–Jun Jul–Aug Sep–Oct Nov–Dec
Entire country 84,128/81,137 1 −6 −9 −5 −2 4
Mideastern region† 17,435/16,582 −3 −7 −12 −5 −2 0
Western + middle regions‡ 40,546/38,351 −2 −6 −11 −6 −4 −3
Northeastern region§ 7,022/7,135 3 −3 −8 0 6 12
Southern region¶ 19,125/19,068 −2 −2 −2 2 2 2

*Most culling was conducted in Gelderland and Utrecht Provinces.
†Flevoland, Gelderland, Overijssel Provinces.
‡Noord Holland, Zuid Holland, and Utrecht Provinces.
§Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe Provinces.
¶Zeeland, Noord Brabant, and Limburg Provinces.

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