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#UK, #H5N8 #Avian #flu confirmed at a #farm near Diss, South #Norfolk (DEFRA, Jun 4 ‘17)


Title: #UK, #H5N8 #Avian #flu confirmed at a #farm near Diss, South #Norfolk.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootic in the UK.

Source: Department of Agriculture, United Kingdom, full page: (LINK).

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Avian flu confirmed at a farm near Diss, South Norfolk

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From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, Public Health England, and Animal and Plant Health Agency / Part of: Animal and plant health / Published: 3 June 2017

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H5N8 avian flu has been confirmed in a small flock of chickens and geese at a premises near Diss, South Norfolk.

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The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small flock of chickens and geese at a premises near Diss, South Norfolk. A 3 km Protection Zone and a 10 km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

The flock is estimated to contain approximately 35 birds. A number have died and the remaining live birds at the premises are being humanely culled. A full investigation is under way to determine the source of the infection.

Public Health England advises that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency is clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.

Keepers are urged to continue to be vigilant and look out for the signs of avian flu in their flocks, informing the Animal and Plant Health Agency should they suspect infection.

Read the latest advice and information on avian flu in the UK, including actions to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, advice for anyone who keeps poultry or captive birds and details of previous cases. Journalists with queries should contact Defra press office.

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Keywords: UK; England; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry.

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