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Peregrine falcon found dead in Peel died of bird flu, Gov confirms

As the virus isn't affecting kept or farmed birds, the government isn't introducing any restrictions.

A bird of prey found in Peel this week has died from bird flu.

Tests have confirmed the peregrine falcon is the seventh bird to have died from the H5N1 strain on the Island since July.

Nearly 200 dead seabirds have recently been collected by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, and while it hasn't been possible to test them all, avian influenza is believed to be the cause. 

As the virus isn't affecting kept or farmed birds, the government isn't introducing any restrictions.

However, people are warned not to touch dead or sick birds or let dogs anywhere near them. 

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