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UK: Mass turkey cull at farm follows bird flu outbreak in Norfolk04:31

UK: Mass turkey cull at farm follows bird flu outbreak in Norfolk

United Kingdom, Near Attleborough
December 7, 2020 at 16:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 30,000 turkeys are set to be culled following an outbreak of bird flu at a farm in Norfolk. Security were seen stationed Monday near Attleborough at a checkpoint close to the premises of the farm believed to be the location of the outbreak.

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said a three km (1.86 mile) protection and 10 km (six mile) surveillance zone has been established around the premises infected by the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, without naming the farm in question. The department has published an interactive map depicting the location of the two zones.

"Well, it makes you want to think that you've got no Christmas dinner coming, for a start off,” said one local speaking in the nearby town of Attleborough.

The outbreak comes after 10,000 birds were put down at a farm in North Yorkshire in November following an outbreak of bird flu at the premises. An additional outbreak has been confirmed at a farm near King’s Lynn in north-west Norfolk. The illness has an extremely low likelihood of passing on to humans.

UK: Mass turkey cull at farm follows bird flu outbreak in Norfolk04:31
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Around 30,000 turkeys are set to be culled following an outbreak of bird flu at a farm in Norfolk. Security were seen stationed Monday near Attleborough at a checkpoint close to the premises of the farm believed to be the location of the outbreak.

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said a three km (1.86 mile) protection and 10 km (six mile) surveillance zone has been established around the premises infected by the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, without naming the farm in question. The department has published an interactive map depicting the location of the two zones.

"Well, it makes you want to think that you've got no Christmas dinner coming, for a start off,” said one local speaking in the nearby town of Attleborough.

The outbreak comes after 10,000 birds were put down at a farm in North Yorkshire in November following an outbreak of bird flu at the premises. An additional outbreak has been confirmed at a farm near King’s Lynn in north-west Norfolk. The illness has an extremely low likelihood of passing on to humans.