Bird flu outbreak in Yorkshire: What you need to know

What is going on?

A case of bird flu has been found on a duck-breeding farm in East Yorkshire, the government said on Monday.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Dutch authorities said they had found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the centre of the country and had begun destroying 150,000 chickens.

It is not clear if the cases are linked.

What is the response?

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said it had set up a 10km (6-mile) restriction zone around the farm near the village of Nafferton. Public Health England is also assisting.

All poultry on the facility - thought to be around 6,000 ducks - will also be culled to prevent any spread of the infection.

Meanwhile, the Dutch government has banned the transport of poultry and eggs throughout the country.

A farmhouse in the Netherlands where an outbreak of bird flu has been reported (Picture: AFP)
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