Ducks culled after further avian flu outbreak in Norfolk

A cull of ducks at farms operated by Gressingham Foods has taken place after an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Defra said on 28 December, AI was confirmed in ducks at a premises near Watton, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3.4km Protection Zone and 10.4km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises.

The following 11 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry have now been confirmed at premises in England:

  • near Frodsham, Cheshire (broiler breeder chickens)
  • near Leominster, in Herefordshire (broiler breeder chickens)
  • near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (poultry and captive birds)
  • near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (rearing turkeys)
  • second premises near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (rearing turkeys)
  • near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (rearing turkeys)
  • near King’s Lynn, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk (rearing turkeys)
  • near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire (captive birds and poultry)
  • near Gillingham, North Dorset, Dorset (backyard poultry)
  • near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (breeding ducks)
  • Ickburgh, near Watton, Breckland, Norfolk (rearing ducks)
  • near Exmouth, West Devon, Devon (backyard poultry)

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