Alert- New Case of Avian Influenza H5N8 Confirmed in Lincolnshire

16th January 2017


On 16 January 2017, DEFRA confirmed a case of avian influenza H5N8 in a commercial turkey unit in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. Some birds at the premises have died and the remaining birds will be humanely culled. DEFRA have put in place a 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Further updates will be issued on the DEFRA website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017