UK confirms additional avian influenza cases in wild birds

The UK's Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed cases of H5N8 bird flu in wild birds in the south west of England.
calendar icon 13 November 2020
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Birds were tested posthumously and were found to have been infected with the strain of avian influenza virus which is currently circulating in wild birds in Europe.

The Chief Vets from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have urged bird keepers to maintain and strengthen their farm biosecurity measures in order to prevent further outbreaks of avian influenza in the UK.

All bird keepers and members of the public are being urged to prevent direct or indirect contact with wild birds.

Birds were tested posthumously and were found to have been infected with the strain of avian influenza virus which is currently circulating in wild birds in Europe.

The Chief Vets from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have urged bird keepers to maintain and strengthen their farm biosecurity measures in order to prevent further outbreaks of avian influenza in the UK.

All bird keepers and members of the public are being urged to prevent direct or indirect contact with wild birds.

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