The pathogenicity of avian influenza H5N1 in a flock of birds in Scotland's Angus constituency has been established.
The strain was confirmed yesterday as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1), and a 3km Protection Zone, 10km Surveillance Zone and 10km Restricted Zone have been put in place around the infected premises.
Those with birds can check where disease control zones are located, and whether they are in a zone, via the Animal and Plant Health Agency interactive map. Further information on the measures that apply in each zone can be found here.
Yesterday (4 November) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was introduced across the whole of the UK, following a number of detections of the disease, with bird keepers now legally required to follow strict biosecurity measures.