October 31, 2022

Bird flu confirmed at a premises near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Bird flu confirmed at a premises near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, commonly known as bird flu, has been confirmed at a premises near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

All bird keepers should remain vigilant and follow stringent biosecurity measures to prevent future outbreaks. More information is available on GOV.SCOT: https://www.gov.scot/publications/avian-influenza-outbreaks/.

Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available on GOV.​SCOT: https://www.gov.scot/publications/avian-influenza-outbreaks/

You can also check if specific areas are in a zone by using Defra’s interactive map.

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by The Country Smallholder

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