Be­ware: bird flu

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DE­FRA is ask­ing bird- and game­keep­ers to be vig­i­lant af­ter it con­firmed an out­break of bird flu in a flock of about 35 chick­ens and geese near Diss, in south Nor­folk. The virus has killed some of the birds and the rest are be­ing hu­manely culled. The risk to pub­lic health is very low, but, to pre­vent the dis­ease spread­ing among other flocks, keep­ers within 10km (six miles) of the out­break area need to ob­serve strict biose­cu­rity mea­sures, which are de­tailed on the De­fra web­site (www.de­fra.gov.uk).

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