High path AI confirmed in poultry in Derbyshire

A further case of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in poultry in Derbyshire on 15 December.

The H5N8 strain was confirmed in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

The following eight 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)

The following two cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in other captive birds (non-poultry premises) have now been confirmed in England:

  • near Stroud in Gloucestershire (captive birds at a wetland centre, non-poultry premises)
  • near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire (captive birds at a rescue centre, non-poultry premises)

In addition, one case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 has been confirmed at a premises in England:

  • near Deal, Kent

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