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Avian Influenza outbreak

Avian Influenza has been in the country for over a year and since 1 October 2022 there has been 90 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in England alone.  Which brings the total number to 222 cases of HPAI H5N1 in England since the H5N1 outbreak started on 27 October 2021.  As you may know this strain of the AI is what they call zoonotic in that Humans can catch it, although very treatable people have died from it.    13 of the AI outbreaks have been in Devon/Somerset and this effects our economic trade as well.

Please see attached poster providing essential biosecurity and housing requirements for chicken and turkey keepers.


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