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An outbreak of bird flu has been reported at a farm in West Norfolk.

Restrictions have been put in place around the location near Pentney after the presence of a highly pathogenic H5N1 strain was confirmed in a flock of commercial poultry.

The case is one of two which were confirmed by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) last night.

A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a premises in West Norfolk.
A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a premises in West Norfolk.

A notification issued by DEFRA said: "All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

"A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises."

The other confirmed on Tuesday was at a site in Lincolnshire.

This map shows the restriction zones around the site of the latest bird flu outbreak in West Norfolk, near Pentney (53992540)
This map shows the restriction zones around the site of the latest bird flu outbreak in West Norfolk, near Pentney (53992540)

The latest case comes just over a month after the virus was found in a domesticated flock at a property on the Holkham estate. Restrictions which were put in place around that site have now been lifted.

There have been 60 confirmed cases across England since the outbreak began.



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