as declared in All restrictions were removed around Austen Fen Farm on 18 January but still remain at Low Farm while an inquiry there continues.
Image caption The latest outbreak in Lincolnshire comes after a confirmed case at Low Farm in Fulstow, near LouthBird flu has been confirmed in a flock of 19,500 turkeys at a farm in Boston, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said.
It is the third confirmed diagnosis of the H5N8 strain of avian flu in Lincolnshire in about four weeks.
Image caption All restrictions have been lifted at Austen Fen Farm, where the first bird flu outbreak in England was confirmed last monthThis latest case in Boston comes two days after bird flu was found in pheasants that were being bred at a farm in Wyre, Lancashire.
An outbreak of the virus in a flock of about 6,000 turkeys at Low Farm, in Fulstow, near Louth, was “unlikely to be directly linked to the previous case” at the nearby Austen Fen Farm, Defra had said.
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Bird flu threatens free-range eggs
as informed in The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has this evening (Thursday) confirmed avian flu at a turkey rearing farm near Boston.
It has been confirmed as H5N8 avian flu.
The Environment Agency says a number have died and the remaining live birds at the premises will be humanely culled.
Public Health England advise that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency is clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.
This latest outbreak follows two others recently near Louth.
as informed in On Thursday, the Hunan province in central China reported its 17th human case of bird flu this year.
The spread of bird flu comes at an inopportune time for Asia widely with countries in the region that are home to large populations celebrate the festival.
This came just as the CDC on Thursday issued a low level travel advisory on travel to China.
The patient had contact with infected poultry before, although his human contacts have not shown flu symptoms, state media reported.
The holiday in China runs from Friday through Feb. 2, or Thursday next week.
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