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No plans to introduce bird flu protection zones

Five confirmed cases in wild birds on Island

There are no current plans to introduce protection or surveillance zones on the Isle of Man after a number of positive bird flu cases.

So far, five guillemot carcasses have been found to have the virus, after a number of reports of dead birds on beaches in the west of the Island in the past couple of weeks.

The risk to public health is said to be very low, although people are advised not to touch any dead or sick birds if they see them.

Amy Beckett is the Chief Veterinary Officer, and has been speaking to Amy Griffiths:

B/A: Anyone who finds five or more dead birds in one place is asked to report them to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

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