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Martin Williams
Keymaster

Bird flu confirmed on Northumberland’s Coquet Island after hundreds of seabird deaths

//Hundreds of seabirds have died on the island, near Amble, in recent weeks with several special affected.

Samples sent to Defra have now tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Coquet Island, managed by the RSPB, is a wildlife sanctuary of international significance and home to an estimated 82,000 seabirds.//