UK hit with new avian influenza outbreak in Suffolk

The outbreak was on a commercial poultry farm
calendar icon 3 March 2022
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk on Tuesday. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. UK authorities did not disclose how many birds were affected by the outbreak.

Yesterday, UK authorities announced that following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford & South Herefordshire, Herefordshire, the 3km Protection Zone declared on the 20 January 2022 has ended. In addition, the imposed 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

While all local restrictions have been lifted, the avian Influenza Prevention Zone remains in force.

Melanie Epp

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

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