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Stanley declared a temporary control zone as first case of avian flu confirmed.

temporary control zone

One dead bird, found in the town, tested positive for bird flu.

The Falklands Islands Government says as this is an isolated case, a full protection zone won’t be declared.

The declaration says:

  • All of Stanley is declared a temporary control zone until Thursday 23 November 2023
  • With immediate effect you MUST NOT move live poultry, eggs, open feed or used poultry bedding out of Stanley until the temporary control zone is lifted
  • With immediate effect you MUST NOT move live poultry into Stanley (eggs, feed and other poultry products may be bought in) until the temporary control zone is lifted
  • You must confine poultry in secure runs with netting to prevent access by wild birds by Thursday 9 November 2023

Members of the public are advised to follow strict biosecurity measures and use the footbaths at common sites where they are provided.

DO NOT touch dead or sick birds but report them to the vets on 27366 or 55366 out of hours.

Guidance can be found here: https://falklands.gov.fk/agriculture/avian-influenza 

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