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Bird Flu Outbreak in Buxhall

29 March 2022

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There has been another outbreak of Avian Influenza in Suffolk, this time in a backyard flock in Buxhall. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone, have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading (attached is a map of the zones). Buxhall AI Zones Avian Flu

The controls are put in place by DEFRA’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), but enforced by Trading Standards.  The zones control the movement of birds and bird products.  We are also responsible for ensuring all birds are housed (which has been a legal requirement nationwide since November). Trading Standards will be making contact with all properties within the 3km zone to establish what poultry are in the area.

More information about Avian Influenza and the outbreaks across the Country can be found here (this is the 7th outbreak in Suffolk since 1st March): https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

The declaration for the Buxhall outbreak can be found at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1063908/Protection_and_Surveillance_Zone_declaration_IP102_DPR2022_74_AIV2022_34_near_Stowbridge_Mid_Suffolk_Suffolk.pdf