Highly-pathogenic bird flu outbreak in Tyne and Wear
Date of alert:
Monday, 28 February 2022
A new case of highly-pathogenic bird flu has been recorded in captive birds in Tyne and Wear, the government has confirmed.
Bird flu of the H5N1 subtype was confirmed on Wednesday (23 February) in commercial non-poultry birds at premises near Blaydon, Gateshead.
A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises, Defra explained.
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