Avian Flu Prevention Zone Consumes All of Wales

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After the recent confirmed case of Avian Influenza in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, NFU Cymru is reminding everyone keeping poultry, no matter the size of their flock, to remain vigilant.

There is a prevention zone across all of Wales which requires all keepers of poultry and other captive birds to keep them indoors, or at least to take practical measures to keep them separate and protected from wild birds. This has now been extended until the end of February.

Poultry farmers are being advised to continue to practice good bio-security and report any suspected cases to the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

It is worth reminding people that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency has also made it clear that Avian Influenza does not pose a food safety risk for people.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

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