438. Infected places and areas.

438.     Infected places and areas.

A person who has in his possession or under his charge any bird1 or carcase2 having or suspected of having a designated disease3, must immediately inform the appropriate authority4 and take all reasonable steps to ensure that the specified restrictions and requirements5 are complied with6. A person who examines or inspects any bird or carcase or who analyses a sample taken from any bird or carcase and suspects the presence of a designated disease must immediately inform the appropriate authority7.

If an inspector has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a designated disease exists or has existed on any premises8 (whether or not notification as above has been made), he must serve a notice on the occupier or person in charge of the premises requiring him to comply with the specified restrictions and requirements9. In order to ascertain whether or not a designated disease exists or has existed on any premises, a veterinary inspector must:

(1)     enter the premises and carry out such inquiries, examinations and tests and take such samples (including live birds and carcases), as are necessary to ascertain whether disease exists or has existed