Bird flu spread by poor biosecurity

LAX biosecurity by staff at a Suffolk farm caused bird flu to spread in the region, according to a report out today.

LAX biosecurity by staff at a Suffolk farm caused bird flu to spread in the region, according to a report out today.

The report published by Defra does not identify the source to the outbreak of H5N1, which was discovered at Redgrave Park farm, but said it was possible it had come from wild birds.

Defra's research said there was no evidence that the virus had reached East Anglia as a result of vehicles or people transporting animals which had the disease.

The report also said that staff at Redgrave Park farm, near Diss, had poor biosecurity which cased H5N1 to spread to another site operated by the same company.

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