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UK: Avian Influenza confirmed in free-range egg laying hens in Oxfordshire

London (aho) – Following further laboratory results, the Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that the strain of H7 Avian Influenza present in laying hens at the farm in Banbury (Oxfordshire) is highly pathogenic.

Further laboratory tests are in progress to identify the N type and possible relationships with previously identified viruses. A detailed epidemiological investigation to better understand the origin and development of the disease is also underway.

MET: 2020-08-07 10:34:21