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Bird flu at second farm

20th November 2007

The government confirmed that a second outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu had been identified in a turkey flock at a farm on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Hill Meadow farm, in Knettishall, was one of the four farms where culls were being carried out because they had been in "dangerous contact" with Redgrave Farm, where the first case was identified.

The farm's 9,000 turkeys were all killed, according to information released by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 

Defra's acting chief veterinary officer Fred Landeg said: "The laboratory test results today highlight the importance of poultry keepers in the area being extremely vigilant."


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