Suspect Avian Influenza case in Dunfermline

11 January 2016

A suspect case of Avian Influenza was reported on 8 January 2016 in poultry farm in Fife, and is currently being investigated.

Initial test results have indicated presence of a notifiable strain of Avian Influenza and the clinical picture suggests that this is a Low Pathogenic strain and further testing is underway to confirm. In order to limit the further spread of disease, the birds at the suspect premises will be humanely culled and a 1 km Temporary Control Zone (TCZ) put in place. Within this zone a range of different controls are in place which include restrictions of the movement of poultry, carcases, eggs, used poultry litter and manure and restrictions on bird gatherings.

Full details of the restrictions are covered by the Declaration of 10 January 2016 here :

The advice from Health Protection Scotland is that the risk to human health is considered very low, and Food Standards Scotland has said there is no food safety risk for consumers.

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