436. Avian influenza.

Provision has been made by regulations under the European Communities Act 19721 to reduce and manage the risk of transmission of avian influenza2 from wild birds to poultry3 or other captive birds4 in England. In particular, the regulations prohibit any person from arranging an unlicensed fair, market, show, exhibition or other gathering of poultry or other captive birds, and from bringing such birds to a bird gathering which he knows or suspects is unlicensed5. Keepers6 of 50 or more poultry on any one premises7 are required to notify the appropriate authority of specified information relating to such poultry and

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