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UK Protection Zone to Lift

by 5m Editor
30 June 2008, at 9:29am

UK - The British Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has lifted the Protection Zone put in place as part of control measures for the H7N7 avian influenza outbreak in Oxfordshire.

The control measures were lifted on Sunday 29 June.

Active surveillance in the area has shown no evidence of disease spread and infection appears to be confined to the one infected premises.

Restrictions associated with the Protection Zone will fall, including the requirement to house birds, and Surveillance Zone controls will instead apply in the area.

Restrictions on bird gatherings and movements of poultry and poultry products are still in place, and keepers should maintain good biosecurity practices and report any suspicion of disease immediately.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.

5m Editor