Should we be worried about the UK’s first human case of H5 avian flu?
14th January 2022
After the first human case of H5 avian flu was detected in the UK, Farmers Guide spoke to virologist Dr Phillip Gould about this rare species jump, and what farmers should be aware of as H5N1 cases escalate in UK birds.
First human case of H5 avian flu detected in the UK
6th January 2022
Routine testing revealed very rare case of transmission to a human after close contact with infected birds.
Avian flu cases continue into new year
5th January 2022
New cases of H5N1 have been confirmed in Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Berkshire so far this month, as well as a number of new confirmed cases over Christmas and New Year.
‘Take urgent action or risk losing flocks to avian flu’ – chief vet
21st December 2021
The UK is facing its most significant avian influenza risk to date.
Further cases of avian flu reported
13th December 2021
Defra has confirmed more cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 in Lincolnshire and South Derbyshire, as well as new outbreaks elsewhere in the UK.
UK poultry farms battling “largest ever” avian flu outbreak
10th December 2021
Chief vet “very concerned” as around half a million birds culled and the number of premises infected with H5N1 rises to more than 40.
Covid-19: Travel quarantine exemption for seasonal poultry workers
1st December 2021
The NFU has been working with the government and industry to find a solution to concerns that migrant seasonal poultry workers would face travel restrictions this year because of Covid-19.
Avian flu detected at premises in Lancashire
26th November 2021
H5N1 has been confirmed at two new premises – near Poulton le Flyde, Wyre and near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley.
Isle of Anglesey hit by avian flu
26th November 2021
Welsh chief veterinary officer says the case is “further evidence of the need for all keepers of birds to ensure they have the very highest levels of biosecurity in place”.
Avian flu: UK-wide housing measures to be introduced
24th November 2021
Amid a growing number of confirmed avian flu cases, all UK bird keepers will be required to keep birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures.
Five new avian flu cases confirmed across England
22nd November 2021
Bird keepers in parts of North Yorkshire are now required to keep birds indoors.
New avian flu cases in Dorset
19th November 2021
Testing is underway to determine the pathogenicity of avian influenza H5N1, confirmed in commercial poultry.