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Minister declares the end of Avian Flu Surveillance Zone around Strichen

By David Porter

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A SURVEILLANCE Zone which was in place following an outbreak of Avian Influenza near Strichen has been formally closed as of today, Saturday April 30.

On March 19, Scottish Ministers declared, under article 26(1) of the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Scotland) Order 2006 (“the Order”), with immediate effect, a Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone for a commercial poultry unit located near Strichen.

On April 21 the end of the Protection Zone was confirmed.

At least 30 days have now elapsed since the completion at all infected premises within the Zones declared of the preliminary cleansing and disinfection measures referred to in Part 2 of schedule 3 of the Order.

The Declaration of Infected Premises, Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone made by Scottish Ministers on 19 March 2022 and the Declaration of End of Protection Zone made by Scottish Ministers on 21 April 2022 are now revoked as of 11.30am on April 30 by minister Mairi Gougeon.

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