Avian flu found at smallholding

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.

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