Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

UK: avian influenza detected at Lancashire farm

5 May, 2017

Restrictions have been put in place around a Lancashire farm after H5N8 avian influenza virus was detected.
The H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a small backyard flock of chickens at the farm near Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire. The flock is estimated to contain around 30 birds. A number have died and the remaining live birds at the premises are being humanely culled.
The most recent case of H5N8 in poultry in England was confirmed on 24 February 2017 and the last finding in wild birds was on 10 March 2017.