The Animal & Plant Health Agency reports that five further cases of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1), have been confirmed in England and Scotland.
As various restrictions now apply, bird keepers are urged to check www.gov.uk/bird-flu and www.gov.scot/birdflu for the latest information about the following new cases:
- a premises near Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
- a premises near Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk
- a third and fourth premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire
- a fourth premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available at GOV.UK and GOV.SCOT
You can also check if specific areas are in a zone by using Defra’s interactive map.