UPDATE: AI protection zone in place after UK outbreak
Disinfection procedures for the Bernard Matthews farm
at Holton (UK), where 160,000 turkeys have been culled, are now
British Poultry Council (BPC) Chief Executive, Mr.
Peter Bradnock said, â€œThe apparent
containment and culling of this outbreak has proved how effective partnership between government and
the poultry sector can be."
A protection zone of 3km radius and a surveillance zone
of 10km have been in place since Saturday. A wider restricted zone is also in place,
covering an area of approximately 2090sq km. It requires the housing of
all poultry or, if that is not possible, the complete separation of poultry
farms from wild birds. Movement of all poultry and poultry products within these
zones is controlled under licence.
Commenting further, Bradnock said, â€œThis outbreak has been contained and
the risk to the general public is judged by health experts to be
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