By Sarah Keane • 02 November 2020 • 17:54
Breaking News – Bird Flu outbreak on UK farm
There has been confirmation of an outbreak of bird flu at a farm near Deal in Kent and a 1 kilometre restricted zone has been placed around the property.
Following the outbreak, 480 birds will be euthanized to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
According to NHS guidelines, bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. There are lots of different strains of bird flu, but most of them don’t infect humans. You can’t catch bird flu through eating fully cooked poultry or eggs, even in areas with an outbreak of bird flu, according to the NHS.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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