Via the Beeb:
Avian flu found at smallholding
A low-risk strain of bird flu has been found at a smallholding near St Helens in Merseyside.
A restriction zone has been placed around the area following the positive tests for the disease.
Some of the infected chickens had been bought from a market held in Chelford that was associated with a recent bird flu outbreak in north Wales.
All the farm’s birds, including peacocks, have been culled. The strain is not thought to pose a human risk.
Low pathogenic avian influenza typically causes little or no clinical symptoms in infected birds.