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Bird flu outbreak at North Yorkshire farm

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A North Yorkshire farm has been put in quarantine following an outbreak of bird flu.

A handful of chickens and ducks on premises in Settle have been identified as having the virus, according to the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer.

The small backyard flock of 17 birds are now set to be culled and a 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been put in place - but the risk to humans "is very low".

H5N8 is the same strain which was found in a backyard flock in Carmarthenshire, Wales earlier this week and at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire last month.

Public Health England have said the risk to people from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency has made clear bird flu does not pose a food safety risk.