New cases of avian influenza confirmed in England

Two new cases of Avian Influenza have been reported by Defra.

Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) has been confirmed in poultry and captive birds at a premises near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises. 

Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) was confirmed in captive birds at a non-poultry premises near Stroud in Gloucestershire. A 3km and 10 km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises. 

This is in addition to the three cases confirmed in England earlier this month:

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed on the 10 November in broiler breeder chickens at a premises near Leominster, in Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed on the 2 November at a premises near Frodsham, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises.

Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 was confirmed on the 2 November at a premises near Deal, Kent. A 1km low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) Restricted Zone has been put around the premises.

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