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Bird flu outbreak confirmed at Kent farm with 480 poultry to be culled

Virus poses very low threat to public health, Public Health England says

bird flu outbreak has been identified at a farm in Kent.

  • Zoe Tidman
  • Independent

All 480 birds living on the site are set to be culled to limit the spread of the disease.

The UK’s bird flu threat was raised from “low” to “medium” around two weeks ago after avian influenza was detected in two swans in the Netherlands.

An outbreak was confirmed at a small commercial premise near Deal in Kent on Monday, the government said.

“Immediate steps have been taken to limit the risk of the…

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