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Multiple cases of avian flu confirmed in Devon
All birds at both premises will be humanely culled, and protection and surveillance zones of 3km and 10km have been places around each.
A second premises has been identified in Teignbridge.

A second case of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in Tedburn St Mary, Devon on 13 April 2022.

Disease control zones have been placed around the premises, near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, and all birds on the premises will be humanely culled. 

H5N1 avian influenza was first confirmed near Tedburn St Mary at a premises on 6 April 2022, and all birds have been humanely culled, with disease control zones placed around the area. 

This latest case brings the total number of confirmed H5N1 avian influenza incidents in England to 95. 

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is reminding owners of the importance of following strict biosecurity measures and continuing to keeping birds indoors. 

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Further avian flu cases confirmed

Three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in recent days, bringing the total number of cases in England to 98.

On Thursday, the APHA confirmed two cases of HPAI H5N1 near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk and Market Weston, West Suffolk. A case H5N1 was also confirmed in poultry at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire.

Protection and surveillance zones are in place around the affected premises. Further details are available at gov.uk