Bird keepers are urged to keep checking the government website for the latest bird flu news, as five further cases of the disease, officially know as highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) have been confirmed. The cases were found at:
- an eighth and ninth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk
- a premises near Stalham, North Norfolk, Norfolk
- a third premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
- a premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire.
As various restrictions now apply, the Animal & Plant Health Agency says bird keepers should check www.gov.uk/bird-flu for the latest information.
Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available on GOV.UK
You can also check if specific areas are in a zone by using Defra’s interactive map.