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UK hit with more avian influenza outbreaks

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed at several poultry facilities in the UK last week.
calendar icon 20 December 2021
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According to a press release by the UK government, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed on in poultry at two premises near Alford, East Lindsey in Lincolnshire, and at a premise in Cheshire.

All birds on the infected premises were humanely culled. A 3-km Protection Zone and 10-km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

Avian influenza H5N1 was first confirmed in birds at a premises near Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Essex on the 11 November 2021. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3-km Protection Zone has ended and 10-km Surveillance Zone declared on 12 November 2021 was revoked on 17 December 2021.

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.