Bird flu confirmed in wild birds in UK for first time this winterStaff Writer | January 13, 2018
Bird flu has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed today, with more expected over the coming days.
Britain No safety risk for UK consumers
This is different to the strains which affected people in China last year and Public Health England have advised the risk to public health is very low. The Food Standards Agency have said that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.
While there is no legislative requirement to put restrictions in place when this strain of virus is found in wild birds, the Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed local measures will be introduced to help manage the potential threat. ■