The culling of the birds will take place after more cases of bird flu in Sussex Brighton News

MORE birds will be culled and a surveillance zone has been established after bird flu was detected at another location in Sussex.

Bird flu has been confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) among captive birds at premises near Guestling Green, Rother, all birds displayed on site must be humanely destroyed. .

The latest data from confirmed cases among wild birds also confirmed that 23 cases of bird flu were detected among herring gulls in the Rother area last week.

The Argus: A map of the surveillance area set up around Guestling Green in SussexA map of the surveillance area set up around Guestling Green in Sussex

A three kilometer captive bird watch zone has been set up around the premises, which includes Ore, Fairlight Cove and Cliff End.

Part of the area intersects with a ten kilometer surveillance zone, set up after bird flu was detected in North Bexhill last week.

The news comes after cases of bird flu were also detected among wild birds in Brighton and Hove.

A spokesperson for Brighton and Hove City Council said: ‘We are monitoring the outbreak of bird flu closely and are working with agencies in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to manage the situation.

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) is in effect across Britain until further notice, with all bird keepers urged to take ‘effective and preventative biosecurity measures’.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-22 12:00:23

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