Two new cases of avian influenza confirmed on UK premises

One commercial poultry was impacted
calendar icon 23 August 2022
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Last Friday, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Newlyn, St Ives, Cornwall in England, as well as on a premises near Gayton, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Norfolk on Sunday.

While the case in Cornwall impacted captive wild birds, the case in Norfolk was confirmed on a commercial poultry premise. The number of birds impacted was not stated.

Although the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) for poultry and captive birds, introduced to help stop the spread of avian influenza, was lifted earlier this month, in both cases a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. All poultry on the Norfolk premises were humanely culled.

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