H5N1 confirmed at second UK premises
According to Defra, laboratory tests have confirmed
H5N1 Avian Influenza in turkeys at one of the 'dangerous contact' premises.
These premises were confirmed as a 'dangerous contact' and placed under
restriction on 14 November and culling was completed on 17 November. On clinical
inspection, the flock appeared healthy, indicating that the infection was in its
This now becomes the second infected premises. A 3km protection zone is
being placed around the premises on the Norfolk-Suffolk border and the existing
surveillance zone is being extended.
Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg said that the laboratory test
results highlight the importance of poultry keepers in the area being extremely
vigilant, adding "It is essential they practice the highest levels of
biosecurity and report any suspicions of disease to their local Animal Health
The national ban on bird gatherings remains firmly in place and movement
restrictions apply in the protection, surveillance and restricted zones.
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