Second outbreak of bird flu in backyard poultry flock
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Bird flu has been discovered in a second flock of backyard poultry, this time near Settle, North Yorkshire. It follows findings of the highly virulent H5N8 strain in wild birds across the UK, as well as in a commercial flock of turkeys near Louth, Lincolnshire. See also: Map: Avian influenza incidence across UK 2016-17 Defra said this latest outbreak involved 17 chickens and ducks, most of which died before the disease was confirmed, with the remainder culled. It is not yet […]
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