BH-20180112-61374-GBR – Biological Hazard – United Kingdom – Europe

The government has confirmed bird flu in 18 wild birds at Abbottsbury, Dorset - 16 in mute swans, 1 Canada Goose and 1 Potchard Duck. Defra, via the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has confirmed High Path Avian Influenza in Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset. The virus H5N6 has been found in the birds. The strain, however, is the European strain, as opposed to the Asian strain, which is not associated with humans. This strain has already been identified in dead wildfowl found recently in Holland and Germany. This is the first case of HPAI in the UK this winter and, although Defra is not ...

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