Bird flu confirmed at Lancashire farm

A case of H7N7 bird flu has been found at a poultry farm in Goosnargh, resulting in the culling of all the birds.

DefraThe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed the news after a temporary control zone had been imposed on Friday.

This has now been replaced by a 10km surveillance zone and an inner 3km protection zone. Some 120,000 colony birds and 50,000 free range have been affected.

The restrictions mean all poultry farms around the infected premises are not allowed to move poultry, captive birds or other livestock except under licence.

Public Health England says the risk to the public is very low and the Food Standards Agency has said there is no food safety risk for consumers.