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CHIEF EXECUTIVE CALMS FLU FEAR

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Fife Council chief executive Douglas Sinclair has written to residents to calm fears following the discovery of a s...
Fife Council chief executive Douglas Sinclair has written to residents to calm fears following the discovery of a swan that died from bird flu.

The swan was found to have the H5N1 virus that has passed from birds to humans in Asia.

Mr Sinclair wrote that government departments had sent out a 'clear message that there was no need for public concern'.

Council staff were helping enforce the restriction zone for bird movements around Cellardyke, where the swan was found. The council advised residents to continue to feed wild birds but not handle dead birds or bird droppings.
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