Notifiable avian disease control strategy for Great Britain

04 September 2018

Article: 52/3501

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has updated and republished its 2015 strategy, which sets out how outbreaks of notifiable avian diseases (NAD), avian flu and Newcastle disease are managed in the United Kingdom.

This document describes how an outbreak of exotic NAD in Great Britain would be managed and sets out the measures that would be applied. It also describes the measures and wider framework in place to prevent and limit an incursion of NAD.

The strategy aims to enable all affected during an outbreak of NAD to be better prepared to respond quickly and effectively to control and limit the outbreak, thereby mitigating the likely impact of the control measures described.

Source: DEFRA, 30 August 2018