In 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed a case of H5N8 avian flu in a farm of pheasants in Preston, UK.
To prevent the spread, 10,000 birds were killed “humanely”.
The H5N1 flu was detected at a poultry farm in Suffolk, UK, in December 2019, and 27,000 birds were killed.
This may sound scary, but no humans have ever been infected with HN51, H7N9, H5N6 or H5N8 in the UK.
Only the H5, H7 and H10 strains cause deaths in humans, and plans are in place to manage suspected cases.
Published at Sun, 06 Dec 2020 10:36:00 +0000