After a bird flu strain was discovered at the farm, every bird on Warwickshire’s farms will be taken to the slaughterhouse.

A ‘highly pathogenic’  strain of H5N1 had been found on the farm, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said yesterday.

According to the owner of the property, there are chickens as well as turkeys in it. They will be removed to prevent possible transmission.

BBC reported that the protection zone is 1.8 miles long and that the surveillance zone extends 6 miles around it. 

Every single bird at a farm in Warwickshire are set to be culled after a strain of bird flu was identified at the site (stock image)

After a bird flu strain was discovered at the farm, every bird on Warwickshire’s farms will be taken to quarantine (stock photo).

Bird flu is a condition that can lead to animals experiencing symptoms like decreased appetite, reduced activity and reduced production of eggs. 

It comes after a bird flu prevention zone was declared across the country last week after a number of cases of the virus were detected in captive and wild birds in England, Wales and Scotland.  

After the H5N1 avian flu outbreak in birds at several sites throughout the UK, the UK’s farm and birdkeepers were notified to increase their biosecurity.   

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ), which was enforced from Keepers at 5PM on November 3rd Sites housing more than 500 birds must restrict the access of non-essential persons to their areas.

To prevent the spread of disease, workers must change their clothing and shoes before they enter bird enclosures. Site vehicles should also be changed regularly.

The unit in question is confirmed to be home to both chickens and turkeys which will now have to be 'humanely culled' to limit possible transmission (stock image)

According to the stock image, both poultry and turkeys are found in this unit. They will have to now be humanely removed to prevent transmission.

According to the UK’s health authorities, The virus poses a very low risk of infection to the public’s health. The avian flus is also a very low risk to UK food safety.    

Avian influenza is a natural infection in wild birds. They can transmit the disease to other birds to birds when they move to the UK over winter from Europe. 

According to the UK’s health authorities, The risk of the virus affecting public health is low. UK food standards authorities advise that there’s very little risk to food safety for UK citizens from avian influenzas.  

The UK’s food standards agencies advise that the risk of avian flu is low and cooked poultry products, including eggs, are safe. 

The Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland, and Wales jointly stated that they had declared an Avian Influenza Preventive Zone for the entire country after a series of bird flu cases were reported in Great Britain.

“This is why all bird owners must act immediately to stop the disease from spreading to other birds and poultry.

You are legally required by law to increase biosecurity standards in your small holding or farm, regardless of how many birds you own. This is your best interest to safeguard your birds against this extremely infectious disease.

“The UK’s health authorities have determined that there is no risk to the public’s health and UK food standards agency has advised that birds flu presents a low risk of foodborne illness for UK citizens.   

It comes after a bird flu prevention zone was declared across the country last week after a number of cases of the virus were detected in captive and wild birds in England, Wales and Scotland (stock image)

This is after the declaration of a countrywide bird flu prevention zone (stock image). It follows the detection of several cases of the disease in birds both wild and captive in England, Wales, Scotland and Wales last week. 

And on the same day, the Scottish Government confirmed a flock of poultry that tested positive for avian influenza (H5N1) had been culled. 

Spokesperson for the Scottish Government stated that appropriate restrictions had been placed on the premises to prevent the spread of diseases.

“All remaining birds on the premises will have to be humanely killed. To reduce the chance of contracting the disease, temporary control zones were established at three and 10 kilometre distances from the affected premises.

“Within these areas, there are a variety of controls in place. This includes restrictions on movements of birds, chicken carcasses, eggs and used poultry litter.

Bird flu also claimed the lives of more than 12 swans belonging to a popular flock in Shakespeare’s hometown. One expert said that it is difficult to control and could cause death.

More than a dozen swans from a flock popular with tourists in Stratford-upon-Avon (pictured) were killed after an outbreak of avian flu occurred in a Worcestershire rescue centre

After an epidemic of avian Flu in a Worcestershire rescue facility, over a dozen swans were among the victims.

Scientists from the government were testing birds that died last week after an outbreak of avian influenza in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Each year, thousands visit Warwickshire and William Shakespeare’s birthplace to see the scores of swans that live on the River Avon.  

But in recent weeks, several of the swans – as well as ducks and geese – have been struck down with avian flu leaving wildlife experts fearing Stratford-upon-Avon’s swan population could be wiped out.

The first outbreak was confirmed in Wychbold (a 40-minute drive away from Stratford-upon-Avon). However, the rescue group now says that their swan population could be endangered after multiple birds have also been affected by the deadly disease. 

Avian flu, more commonly known as bird flu, is not an airbourne virus but spreads bird-to-bird through direct contact or through contaminated body fluids and faeces according to Defra.

Pictured: A map showing where the outbreak of avian flu was first confirmed at Wychbold rescue centre (yellow), near Stratford-upon-Avon. A second outbreak was also being monitored in Wrexham (green)

Pictured: Map showing the location of the first confirmations of avian influenza at Wychbold rescue center (yellow), close to Stratford-upon-Avon. Wrexham, (green), was also monitoring the second epidemic.

The virus It can also spread through contaminated food and water, dirty clothing, footwear and vehicles. 

Winter months can see an increase in cases if the disease is spread by birds who migrate from Europe.

While the virus may inflict humans in rare cases, Defra claims that there is no risk to human health.

Two strains exist, with the more serious one being stronger. Defra currently runs tests to see if the birds at Stratford succumbed to avian influenza. At a Wrexham, Wales premises, a second round of bird flu was confirmed.