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Thursday, November 15, 2007

A second suspected outbreak of bird flu is being investigated in UK

A second suspected outbreak of bird flu is being investigated after birds due to be culled in a precautionary measure were found to be already dead.

The dead birds were discovered overnight when animal health officials turned up to kill the farm's 5,500 turkeys.

Grove farm in Botesdale, Suffolk, was one of four sites yesterday assessed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to have been in "dangerous contact" with the initial case of the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.

Read more at Guardian

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