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29 January 2016| United Kingdom

Bird flu cull to hit 40,000 chickens as 1-kilometre exclusion zone is put in place around Scottish farm

A strain of avian influenza has been found in Fife, with officials urging poultry farmers in Scotland to be vigilant about signs of the disease.

The Scottish government confirmed an H5 'low pathogenic' strain has been detected among chickens at Craigies Poultry Farm in Dunfermline.

Approximately 40,000 birds will be humanely culled and a 1km Temporary Control Zone has been established to inhibit the movement of birds, carcasses and eggs.

The risk to human health is 'very low' although additional testing is under way as officials are waiting to confirm the strain.

Full Story: Daily Mail