92 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, bird flu (HPAI) H5N1 in England since 1 October 2022.
There have been 226 cases of (HPAI) H5N1 in England since the H5N1 outbreak started in October 2021.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 4 November 2022 at a second premise near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire. A 3km protection and a 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk, on 3 September 2022. Following the successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the protection zone has ended, and the area that formed that protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive wild birds (non-poultry) on 29 August 2022 at premises near Paignton, Torbay, Devon. Following the successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.
The risk of highly pathogenic (HPAI) avian influenza H5 in wild birds in Great Britain is assessed as very high (the event occurs almost certainly).
The risk of poultry exposure to HPAI H5 in Great Britain is assessed as high (event occurs very often) (with low uncertainty) where there are substantial biosecurity breaches and poor biosecurity and medium (that is event occurs regularly) (with high tension) where good biosecurity is applied.
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The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) advise that bird flu is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.