Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Deadly Avian Influenza Detected in a Fourth Swan in Southwest England

UK 16 January, 2008

Defra has today confirmed that another mute swan collected on 11 January as part of wild bird surveillance from the same area has tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza.

Recent H5N1 cases in commercial poultry in Britain:
November 2007 – premises near Diss, Norfolk
February 2007 – premises in Upper Holton, Suffolk
October 2005 – quarantine premises in Essex