TITLE

Optimism that avian flu has been contained

AUTHOR(S)
Allison, Richard
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/23/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article states that poultry farmers in England are "cautiously optimistic" that DEFRA has successfully contained the H5N1 avian flu outbreak on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, despite a second case nine miles from the initial outbreak. Confirmation of the H5N1 virus on a second unit, Hill Meadow Farm, in November 2007 prompted DEFRA to extend the restriction zones north-west towards Thetford . Birds at the farm had already been culled, together with birds on three other farms, after being identified as "dangerous contacts" to the initial case.
ACCESSION #
28101519

 

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