Some 22,000 more birds are being killed in Britain after an outbreak of bird flu on a turkey farm in Suffolk, northeast of London. The cull has been extended to four nearby sites, although the disease has only been detected at the first farm. "This is a precautionary measure taken to prevent any spread of the disease," an official tells the BBC.
All farms lie within the six-mile "surveillance zone" of the first site, and there are 4 million birds within that area. Authorities have set up a nearby control center, and have alerted farmers all over the country. A representative does not foresee a holiday turkey shortage: "This is a disease on the one farm, and I don't think it is going to get out and kill 5 million birds."