After the confirmation of the cases of bird flu, a farm in Suffolk has decided to slaughter all its 27,000 chickens to prevent the public from falling prey to bird flu. According to the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra), a lot of birds have been found to be affected by the H5 strain of avian flu. A 1Km exclusion zone around the farm, near Eye, has been set in order to limit the spread of bird flu.
Efforts are being made to safeguard public health and the Food Standards Agency has admitted that as long as poultry products are thoroughly cooked, one needs not to worry about the risk of bird flu. As per the revelations from the doctors at a Public Health England, Avian flu is associated with birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low.
Public health advice and anti-virals are being offered to those who remain in contact with the affected birds. Various online news platforms have been working to spread important information regarding the same. According to Kev’s best, a lot of people are visiting their online platform to read news related to bird flu to keep themselves updated.
An investigation to determine the exact reason for the outbreak has already been initiated and the British Poultry Council has assured to reveal the reason with immediate effect. Bird keepers have been asked to remain alert on finding any signs of disease in their locality and maintain good biosecurity on their premises. Many bird farmers residing near to the exclusion zone have been expressing their concerns for the diseases.