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Bird Flu prevention zone now covers whole of England

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Published at 11:58am 18th January 2018.

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England after more dead wild birds were found with the virus.

It means all poultry and bird keepers have to follow strict measures to protect their livestock from the disease.

13 dead wild birds have been confirmed to have the virus in Warwickshire - along with 31 in Dorset.

Officials say the risk to public health is very low.

UK Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens said:

"Following the latest finding of bird flu in wild birds in Warwickshire, we are extending our action to help prevent the virus spreading to poultry and other domestic birds."

"Whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, you are now legally required to meet enhanced biosecurity requirements and this is in your interests to do, to protect your birds from this highly infectious virus."

CLICK HERE for the latest advice from DEFRA

 

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