Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

UK: H5N1 in tenth swan in Dorset

UK 6 February, 2008 Defra confirmed on 4 February that another mute swan, found in the same area, has tested positive for H5N1. This brings the total number of swans confirmed with H5N1 in the Control Area to ten. Evidence suggests that the level of infection in the mute swan population is low, and there remains no evidence of spread to other wild birds or domestic poultry.