Bird flu outbreak near Bourne



The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning after cases of bird flu were discovered on farmland near Bourne.
Defra has confirmed that H5N6 – a subtype of the species Influenza A virus – was discovered in two Greylag Geese and two wild pheasants, which were found dead on farmland near Bourne on February 28.
A Lincolnshire Trading Standards spokesman said: “Defra conducts regular checks on wild birds and in February it discovered four deaths in Greylag Geese and wild Pheasants near Bourne.
“As far as we are aware this... read more

 
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