Bird flu hits UK hard

The Poultry Bulletin - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

The highly path­o­genic H5N8 bird flu strain has been dis­cov­ered in a flock of about pheas­ants at a Lan­cashire farm in north-west Eng­land. UK au­thor­i­ties said while some of the 10 000-strong flock had died, the re­main­der were culled. Bird flu was also de­tected in east­ern Eng­land, Wales and the Repub­lic of Ire­land.

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