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UK confirms two new cases of avian influenza

The UK government confirmed two new cases of avian influenza on Tuesday.
calendar icon 30 December 2021
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in two commercial poultry facilities, one near Watlington in Norfolk, the other near North Somercotes in Lincolnshire.

According to the government report, all birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3-km protection zone and 10-km surveillance zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

Yesterday, the government revoked the 10-km surveillance zones around two premises in Lancashire following successful completion of disease control activities.

Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

Melanie Epp

Melanie Epp is a freelance agricultural journalist from Ontario, Canada.