Avian Influenza - latest updates
February 2022 - catch up on the latest updates from around the UK
Areas with confirmed cases:
Avian Influenza (HPAI)H5N1 was confirmed at:
Premises near Whitby, Scarborough in North Yorkshire.
Premises near Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
In each affected site, a 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been placed and all birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.
Areas with previously confirmed cases:
Premises near Sudbury, Babergh in Suffolk
Premises near Clifford, Herefordshire
Premises near Tutbury, East Staffordshire
Premises at Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
After successful disease control activities and restrictions at all of the three sites above, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zones have been removed.
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (APIZ) Throughout the UK remains in place.
The APIZ are measures which mean that it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) to keep their birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.