Twinlakes Park sees outbreak of bird flu

by Molly Kerridge

A theme park in Leicestershire has had an outbreak of bird flu, and will see up to 175 poultry and captive birds culled.

Twinlakes Park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, has discovered the H5N8 strain of avian flu this Saturday (21NOV).

A temporary control zone has been put in place around the area to reduce the spread of the virus, and all birds affected by the disease will be culled.

Bird keepers within the zone must follow procedures to keep track of the virus, which means keeping records of the animals, and visitors to the area.

People who work with birds will also be affected, having to change clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and vehicles, which need to be cleaned and disinfected frequently.