Bird Flu Outbreak in England
Around 6,500 birds are being slaughtered after avian flu was found in turkeys on a farm in Suffolk, England.
All birds on the farm, including ducks and geese are to be slaughtered after the H5 strain was found in the turkeys.
A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been set up, the BBC said.
Vehicles entering the farm are being sprayed, said police officers in order to contain any potential danger.
It is not yet known if the strain is the H5N1 that has killed some 200 people worldwide, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs said.
The birds will be gassed and put in sealed containers, officials said.
"All poultry keepers on the British poultry register will be notified and EU officials have been informed," the BBC said.
All birds have been moved indoors to help control the outbreak.
Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg said that the risk of bird flu spreading was increased during the autumn months because of wild bird migration.
More than 160,000 birds were killed after an outbreak of the virulent H5N1 strain of the disease on the farm in February in a farm in Suffolk.