Last Restrictions Lifted in UK

UK - Defra has lifted the remaining disease control restrictions put in place following the outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Suffolk.
calendar icon 19 December 2007
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"we continue to investigate the source of the virus introduction"
Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg.

The Surveillance and Restriction Zones will be lifted, and all related restrictions on bird gatherings and movements of poultry and poultry meat within the zones will also lift. This follows expert consideration of surveillance and tracing resultswhich indicate that infection has been contained to the two premises in Suffolk.

Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg said: "Although this marks the end of our active disease control measures in the affected area, we continue to investigate the source of the virus introduction, and expect to publish a final epidemiology report in the new year.

“Poultry keepers must endeavour to learn from this outbreak to prevent and manage similar situations in the future. All should regularly review their biosecurity measures to ensure they meet best practice and remain vigilant for signs of disease."

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu information page by clicking here.
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