Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

UK: Third avian influenza outbreak

12 November, 2020

A third case of avian influenza H5N8 has been detected in broiler breeder near Leominster in Herefordshire. Authorities say they are taking “immediate and robust action” after the H5N8 strain was found in Herefordshire and Cheshire- with H5N2 being confirmed in Kent. The following 3 cases of avian influenza in poultry or other captive birds have now been confirmed:
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed on the 10 November in broiler breeder chickens at a premises near Leominster, in Herefordshire.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed on the 2 November at a premises near Frodsham, Cheshire.
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 was confirmed on the 2 November at a premises near Deal, Kent. 
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