Bird flu found on East Anglian farm

CHICKENS found dead on an East Anglian poultry farm have tested positive for bird flu, it emerged tonight.The virus has been found in samples taken from chickens found dead on a poultry near Dereham, Norfolk, Defra officials said.

CHICKENS found dead on an East Anglian poultry farm have tested positive for bird flu, it emerged tonight.

The virus has been found in samples taken from chickens found dead on a poultry near Dereham, Norfolk, Defra officials said.

However, preliminary test results showed that the virus was likely to be the H7 strain not H5N1.

Birds on the premises are being slaughtered as a precautionary measure.

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