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Avian Influenza Confirmed at Bernard Matthews Farm

by 5m Editor
17 April 2013, at 12:52am

UK - Bernard Matthews can confirm that Defra has undertaken tests for avian influenza on one of its farms following notification by the Company after some birds showed signs of ill health over the weekend.

The tests have detected the presence of an avian influenza virus, but Defra has confirmed it is not the highly pathogenic types H5 or H7.

As a precaution, the farm remains currently under movement restrictions but these are expected to be lifted in the next few days. Bernard Matthews other operations continue to run as normal.

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