UK reports new avian influenza outbreak

Protection and surveillance zones ended in other parts of the country
calendar icon 23 March 2022
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The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced this week a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in commercial poultry at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk.

A 3 km protection zone and 10 km surveillance zone has been put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

Protection and surveillance zones ended in other parts of the country following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones. The eight operations are located in Lincolnshire.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises zone near Eton, Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire, the 3 km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

Melanie Epp

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

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