‘There has been an outbreak of bird flu on a British duck breeding farm.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said it has confirmed at least one case of the virus at the farm in Yorkshire.
But they insisted the risk to public health is “very low”, and said they are embarking on a cull of all poultry at the stricken farm. It is believed to be a farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire.
A Defra spokeswoman said: “We have confirmed a case of avian flu on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire – the public health risk is very low and there is no risk to the food chain.’