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Avian flu confirmed in U.K.

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PossumInAPearTree Fri 16-Dec-16 18:12:51

news.sky.com/story/bird-flu-confirmed-in-turkeys-at-lincolnshire-farm-10698605

PossumInAPearTree Fri 16-Dec-16 18:14:08

5000 turkeys affected, most have died and others culled.

It's bloody close to me.

JillJ72 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:04:39

Hoping they contain this. Very sad sad

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Fri 16-Dec-16 20:08:04

I'm a bit further south. What has Peter Levy been saying about it? Fortunately, my Aldi 5-bird roast has been in the freezer for a month, but you have to feel sorry for the famer sad

PossumInAPearTree Fri 16-Dec-16 20:41:11

Peter levy didn't have much to say, just reported bare facts. It only broke just before he went on the air so no chance for him to get a defra person on for a paxman style interrogation.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 16-Dec-16 20:43:23

I don't think it can be contained as such because it's in the wild bird population. It ought to be possible to keep it away from farmed birds though.

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Fri 16-Dec-16 20:55:09

I'll watch Look North later. Thanks for the heads up possum!

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