Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Avian influenza in Wales

5 November, 2021

Avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in a small backyard flock of chickens at a premises near Chirk, Wrexham, Wales on 1 November 2021. On 2 November 2021, further testing has confirmed this as a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). Following confirmation of the pathogenicity Welsh Government have revoked and replaced the 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones with a 3km Protection Zone, 10km Surveillance Zone and 10km Restricted Zone.
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