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Bird flu restrictions lifted after no new cases

Mon, 30 Jan 2023

Restrictions placed on bird keepers in the west of the Island have been lifted after no new cases of avian influenza were identified this month.

A 10km surveillance zone and smaller protection zone had been in place since 28 December after farm birds near Patrick died from the high pathogenic H5N1 strain of the virus.

The restrictions meant keepers had a legal obligation to help prevent the spread of the disease by not moving poultry and keeping their birds housed.

All poultry kept at the infected premises were put to sleep and the area was disinfected.



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