Bird flu found at premises near Ross-on-Wye
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire on the 20th January 2022.
A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone (H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) – near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire
- The Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 is present in England and has taken into account the criteria set out in article 29(5) of the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No 2) Order 20061 (as amended) (“the Order”).
- Pursuant to article 28(1) of the Order the Secretary of State hereby declares the area described in Annex 1 to this Declaration to be a Surveillance Zone in which the measures set out in Schedule 5 to the Order apply.
- The Secretary of State declares the area described in Annex 2 to this Declaration to be a Surveillance Zone in which the measures set out in Schedule 5 to the Order apply. 4. The Protection and Surveillance Zones are marked on the map in Annex 3. 5. These measures apply from 20:00 on 20 January 2022 until this Declaration is withdrawn or amended by further declaration
The full document along with the measures in place can be found here: AI – Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone – declaration (publishing.service.gov.uk)