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Duck cull begins after bird flu discovery in East Yorkshire

There has been an outbreak of bird flu on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire according to The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Officials insist the risk to public health is "very low" and said they are embarking on a cull of all poultry at the affected farm.

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Avian flu at duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire

There has been an outbreak of bird flu on a British duck breeding farm. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed at least one case of the virus at the farm in the Driffield area of East Yorkshire.

But it insisted the risk to public health is "very low", and said it is embarking on a cull of all poultry at the stricken farm.

Defra confirmed the outbreak it is investigating is the H5 virus, but said it is not the H5N1 strain, which has caused serious concern in recent years. It added that laboratory test results are expected early this week.

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