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Keep poultry inside where possible

Advice on Avian flu prevention

Measures to try and prevent an outbreak of Avian flu have been introduced on the Island.

It follows an outbreak of the H5N8 bird flu strain in fourteen countries including Germany and France

The advice to poultry keepers includes keeping birds indoors where possible, covering feed bins, changing clothes and a disinfectant regime.

There is not thought to be any risk to humans.

Chief Veterinary Officer Stuart Jacques says a practical approach is being taken:-

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