Birds culled if deadly flu identified

IF the virus at a Suffolk poultry farm proves to be H5N1, 160,000 turkeys would be culled.

IF the virus at a Suffolk poultry farm proves to be H5N1, 160,000 turkeys would be culled.

The avian flu has killed 2,600 birds at the Bernard Matthews farm, Holton, and it has been confirmed it is the H5 strain.

Tests are under way to ascertain if it is the H5N1 strain, which can kill humans, and if tests are positive all the turkeys on the farm would have to be culled.

A three kilometre protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone would also be set up.

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