Shropshire Council has set up protection surveillance zones to stop the spread of the disease which has seen a new outbreak between Bishop's Castle and Church Stretton.
The council's animal health team were notified overnight on Christmas Eve of the outbreak, and a three kilometre captive bird controlled zone has been put in place to monitor the situation.
❗Bird flu outbreak in Bishop's Castle area❗— Shropshire Council (@ShropCouncil) December 25, 2022
Our animal health team notified overnight of an outbreak of bird flu. Restriction, monitoring & surveillance zones now in force over the Christmas break around Bishop's Castle.
To see the area affected https://t.co/to636pmg7g
Bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious viral illness that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can also affect humans.
The authority has said the zone will be in place over the Christmas break.