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Three test negative for bird flu after Hampshire farm outbreak

Three people have tested negative for bird flu after a "low severity" outbreak at a farm in Upham, Hampshire.

Officials revealed the results of the trio's tests today, as they prepared to slaughter 10,000 chickens to control the outbreak.

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'No risk to food' from bird flu found at chicken farm

Food safety experts have assured people that there is no risk to humans from bird flu.

It comes after a low-severity strain of the virus - H7 - was detected at a chicken breeding farm in Hampshire.

On the basis of current scientific evidence, Food Standards Agency advice is that avian (bird) flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.

Laboratory investigations on the outbreak indicate that it is the N7 sub-type of H7 but this will need to be confirmed in further testing.

– Food Standards Agency spokesman

The government's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have yet to name the farm involved.

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