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Avian influenza
Call for vigilance as H5N8 avian influenza confirmed in Lincolnshire

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ALL vets and poultry keepers in the UK are being encouraged to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza, and to heed biosecurity advice from Defra, following confirmation of an outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in turkeys at a premises near Louth, Lincolnshire, on December 16.

Reporting the outbreak to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on December 17, Nigel Gibbens, the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer, stated that it had begun on December 11 and affected a flock of 2428 housed turkeys. The apparent morbidity rate was 100 per cent, …

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