Bird flu restrictions lifted
PUBLISHED: 14:44 28 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 28 March 2014
MARCH 28, 2008: Defra has announced that restrictions put in place following the H5N1 avian flu outbreak in wild
birds in Dorset earlier this year have been lifted.
The restrictions can be lifted as it is 30 days since collection of the last positive bird. The announcement will come as a relief to poultry farmers in the area, who had been required to house or otherwise keep poultry or other kept birds separate from wild birds.