Further Bird Flu Found in Lancashire

UK - H5N8 avian influenza has been found at another site in Lancashire.
calendar icon 31 January 2017
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The UK Chief Veterinary Officer has ordered the culling of 63,000 birds, including pheasants, partridges and ducks, at a game premises in Lancashire. The premises had links to both cases confirmed last week in two premises in Wyre, Lancashire.

The update said of the farm that "it has not been possible to rule out the presence of disease in farmed birds at a further linked premises in the area."

The premises will then be cleansed and disinfected, further reducing the risk that disease can be spread to other sites.

Defra’s investigations will continue and the restrictions already placed on the sites will remain in force until cleansing and disinfection is finished and the investigation is complete.

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