Bird Flu Britain confirms case of low-risk on farm

"We have a strong track record of controlling and eliminating previous outbreaks of avian flu in the UK," Defra said.

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Britain confirms case of low-risk bird flu on farm

(Theguardian)
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Britain confirmed a case of avian flu at a poultry farm in northern England on Monday, three days after flagging a suspected case there, but said there was little risk to public health or food safety.

The strain found, H7N7, posed a "very low" risk to public health, Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said in its statement.

Officials have imposed a 10 km (6 mile) control zone around the farm and the culling of birds there was continuing.

"We have a strong track record of controlling and eliminating previous outbreaks of avian flu in the UK," Defra said.

Britain had an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu at a duck farm in northern England last November, the first since 2008. Restrictions on the movement of poultry in the surrounding area were lifted a month later.

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