Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

UK: First report oh H5N8 in wild birds

9 November, 2020

First report of HPAI H5N8 in wild birds in the UK at a site in Gloucestershire. Five wild birds (a greylag goose and four Canada geese) were found dead on 03 November. As these are considered to be native, sedentary species, they must have been infected by other species of migratory birds.
The first report of HPAI H5N8 in the United Kingdom was on 03 November, in the northwest of England, in domestic poultry.