Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

UK: two outbreaks of avian influenza

30 March, 2021

Two new cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in commercial poultry flocks, as Housing Order set to end.
On Saturday (27 March), the HPAI H5N8 strain was confirmed in broiler chickens at a premises near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. On Friday (26 March), the LPAI H5N3 strain of avian influenza was confirmed in turkey breeders in Tarporley near Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester. There are about 4,500 birds housed at the facility.
All the affected poultry on site will be culled.