Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

UK: H5N1- identified at a wildbird rescue centre in Worcestershire

26 October, 2021

The UK Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed a case of avian influenza (H5N1) at a wildbird rescue centre in Worcestershire.
All birds on site will be humanely culled. A 3km and 10km temporary control zone has also been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
It is the same wild bird centre that was hit by a highly pathogenic H5N8 AI outbreak last winter.