The Animal & Plant Health Agency has disclosed that highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed at a premises near Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk.

The government is urging all bird owners to ‘remain vigilant and follow stringent biosecurity measures to prevent future outbreaks’. More information is available at

Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available here.

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

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