Further case of avian influenza at broiler breeder unit in Herefordshire

A case of avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity yet to be determined) in broiler breeder chickens near Leominster in Herefordshire was confirmed on 11 November 2020.

The following three cases of avian influenza in poultry or other captive birds have now been confirmed in the UK:

Avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in broiler breeder chickens at a premises near Leominster, in Herefordshire. A 3km (Area A) and 10km (Area B) Temporary Control Zone have been put in place around the infected premises. Details of the measures that apply in the Temporary Control Zone can be found in the Declaration of a Temporary Control Zone (Avian Influenza) (PDF, 797KB, 14 pages).

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. An updated outbreak assessment for this case and HPAI in UK and Europe was published on 6 November 2020.

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. A preliminary outbreak assessment for this case and LPAI in the UK and Europe was published on 4 November 2020.

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