By Alistair Driver, Farmers Guardian
The virus was discovered on a farm in Cheshire during a routine disease investigation in turkeys that began over a fortnight ago.
The investigation into a possible notifiable avian flu outbreak was instigated after a small number of turkeys showed mild signs of disease.
While avian flu was ruled out, a strain of H1N1 influenza ‘closely similar to the human pandemic H1N1 strain currently circulating’ was confirmed in laboratory tests on Tuesday.
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