Commission updates avian flu rules for ‘high risk’ areas

The European Commission has updated its legislation on measures to prevent the spread of avian flu, warning that strict controls will likely be needed in ‘high risk’ areas for some time to come.

The EU executive has repeatedly altered rules in placesince 2005 to take account of new developments and scientific advice. Existing legislation was due to apply until December 2017 but has been replaced by a newimplementing decision (

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