Defra announces precautionary AI cull in Suffolk

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Defra has announced the precautionary culling of a flock of 55,000 birds close to a premises near Redgrave, Suffolk, where AI was confirmed last month.

The flock was identified as part of routine surveillance.

The cull will begin in the next few days and samples tested for the presence of H5N8.

Due to the proximity of this premises to IP9 it is unlikely it will have a significant impact on the restrictions already in place in the area (a 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone).

Public Health England advises that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency is clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. Visit our AI Hub for all the latest information.

Last edited on: 03:03:2017

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