Avian influenza still a concern in the UK

The most recent outbreak was reported Tuesday
calendar icon 24 June 2022
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 June 2022 in captive, non-poultry birds at a premises near East Sussex in England. All exposed birds on the infected premises were set to be humanely culled.

As per government regulations, a 3-km Captive Bird Monitoring (Controlled) Zone was put in place around the premises.

Across Great Britain, the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) remains in force until further notice, with only the housing measures component being lifted. This means, while birds are allowed to range outside, all bird keepers - whether they have pet birds, a commercial or a backyard flock - must continue to take effective and precautionary biosecurity measures until further notice.

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