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Confirmed Avian Influenza Outbreak in Cheshire East

1st February 2022 @ 9:09pm – by Henbury Webteam
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Information from the CEC Website 31 January 2022

Cheshire East Council is taking immediate measures to inform and advise local residents, partners and landowners about avian influenza outbreaks and what to look out for following a confirmed case on a commercial poultry farm in Calveley, near Nantwich. Full details Here

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed that the risk to public health is very low and the Food Standards Agency has said that bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers and it does not affect the consumption of poultry or eggs.

Whilst Calveley is quite a long way from Henbury, a dead Canada goose has been seen in the pond between Henbury Rise and Moss Cottages so it's worth noting that CEC gives the following advice to the public :

Residents are reminded to not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that they find. If they find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, they should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77).

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