Bird flu outbreak in the UK

H7N7 virus confirmed

The government has confirmed a case of bird flu on a farm in Lancashire.

The birds at the poultry farm in Preston are being culled as per procedure and a 10km surveillance zone has been put in place.

“Within these zones a range of controls is in place to prevent the spread of disease,” said Public Health England in a statement.

“These include restrictions on the movement of poultry, carcasses, eggs, used poultry litter and manure. There are also restrictions on bird gatherings (fairs, shows, exhibitions) and the release of game birds.”

However, the risk to humans is very low, the government body said.

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