Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

UK (Dorset): Fifth swan has avian influenza

UK 18 January, 2008

Tests have confirmed that a fifth swan at Abbotsbury had avian influenza H5N1.
Two more swans have been found dead, bringing the total number of fatalities to 14 and the latest bodies have been sent off for tests.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs now plans to make random tests on some of the swans with the help of swanherds to check on their health.

Unsurprising, as we are dealing with a flock of swans, they are all affected they just have to find the virus....