Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Avian influenza H5N1 in Britain

22 November, 2021

Since 1 October 2021, HPAI H5N1 events in wild birds have been reported at 35 different locations across GB. In addition, to 22 November, there have been 15 confirmed report cases of HPAI H5N1 in domestic poultry or captive birds made up of six confirmed cases in backyard premises, two cases in commercial (layer/broiler) chickens, four in finishing turkeys, and one case in breeding turkeys. There have been two cases of HPAI H5N1 confirmed in captive birds in wildlife/rescue sanctuaries. Thirteen of the cases occurred in England and one each in Scotland and Wales.

Date

Location

Affected birds

No of birds

21/11

Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire

Fattening turkeys

 

21/11

Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk 

Small flock

Chickens and turkeys

21/11

North Fambridge, Maldon, Essex

Small flock

Geese, chickens, ducks

21/11

Mouldsworth, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire

Fattening turkeys

 

21/11

Copeland in Cumbria 

Commercial free range laying hens

 

19/11

Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Backyard ducks

 

19/11

Willington, South Derbyshire

Fattening turkeys

 

12/11

Kirkham in Lancashire

Backyard poultry

30 chickens, 48 domestic ducks and 4 geese

10/11

Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire

Laying hens

128,000

09/11

Salwick in Lancashire

Fattening turkeys

1,390

02/11

Near Alcester in Warwickshire

Small commercial flock

31 turkeys and 19 chickens

31/10

Frinton-on-Sea in Essex

Animal sanctuary: mixed species

10 geese, 20 chickens and 15

guinea fowl.

30/10

Near Arbroath,  Angus - Scotland

Mixed backyard flock

16 chickens, 20 guinea fowl and 12 ducks

29/10

Chirk, Wales

Backyard poultry

12

15/10

Droitwich in Worcestershire 

Rescue centre

Rescued wild swans (adults and young), rescued and captive geese, ducks and chickens.