Bird flu confirmed in England, Scotland and Wales
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Poultry farmers across the UK are on heightened alert as multiple fresh cases of avian influenza are confirmed in wild birds from Scotland to south-west England. A wild peregrine falcon has tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in Dumfries and Galloway and a further two cases have been confirmed in Leicestershire and Somerset with the highly contagious virus detected in dead wild wigeons. On Thursday (22 December) the Welsh government also confirmed […]view all news