SUMMARY OF OVERALL RISK
This rapid qualitative risk assessment addresses the question of the impact of housing free-range poultry on the risk of HPAI outbreaks. It was undertaken by EPIC Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks at request of the Animal Health and Welfare Division of Scottish Government.
Overall risk: Overall, housing of poultry is likely to reduce the risk of HPAI infection to domestic poultry. However there is a lack of data on many of the risk factors, meaning the uncertainty is high.
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