Avian Flu Outbreak

AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK

On Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 Avian Flu was found at a farm at Knapton, Bush Bank.

The strain is H5N8 and Public Health England advises that whilst there is little danger to the virus passing to humans please

DO NOT TOUCH DEAD BIRDS.

Major poultry producers have to take special measures.

OWNERS OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF POULTRY

including chickens, ducks and geese are urged to strengthen their biosecurity measures in order to prevent further outbreaks of avian flu.

Wellington, Bodenham and Brockhall gravel pits where there are large numbers of wild water fowl are included in the avian flu prevention zone.

If you should find a dead bird particularly, gulls, swans, geese, ducks and birds of prey, please

CONTACT DEFRA HELP LINE on 03459 335577 

Defra will collect some of these birds to test them to help understand how the disease is distributed throughout the country.

Full information can be found on the government web site,

www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

Janet Lyke on behalf of the CLP implementation team.