.
.
.
.

H5N8 bird flu found on English turkey farm, say UK officials

Published: Updated:

Bird flu has been found at a turkey farm in northern England, the government said on Sunday.

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

“Avian flu has been confirmed at a commercial turkey fattening farm near Northallerton, North Yorkshire,” Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss said in a statement. The disease was the H5N8 strain.

It said all 10,500 birds at the farm would be humanely culled to limit the spread of the disease, and that the risk to public health was very low. The outbreak does not pose a food safety risk, the statement added.

Read more:

Saudi Arabia reports H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE

After bird flu outbreaks, 190,000 chickens culled in the Netherlands

No cases of H5N8 avian flu recorded, says Saudi Environment Ministry