28 cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza now recorded across England

The government has confirmed that there are now 28 cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in England.

There was also one case of avian influenza in Wales where a small area of the disease control zones around this case extended into England.

In addition, one case of avian influenza in Scotland where a small area of the Surveillance zone around this case also extends into England.

Five more cases were detected between December 3 and December 5.

Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a seventh premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire on December 5, 2021. All birds at the infected premises will be humanely culled.

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

Gloucestershire

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire on December 5, 2021. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire on December 3, 2021. All birds at the infected premises will be humanely culled.

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises.

Dumfries and Galloway

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the December 3, 2021. All birds at the infected premises will be humanely culled.

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. This premises is in Scotland, however the Surveillance Zone put in place surrounding the premises cross the border.

Powys

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop, also confirmed the presence of HPAI H5N1 at a mixed poultry premises near Crickhowell, Brecon and Radnorshire, Powys.

The premises holds chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pheasants, swans and rheas.

A 3km Protection Zone, a 10km Surveillance Zone and a 10km Restricted Zone have been declared around the infected premises, to limit the risk of disease spread.