Avian flu found in Canada geese in Birmingham

Avian flu found in Canada geese in Birmingham

Avian flu found in Canada geese in Birmingham - Published Bird flu has been confirmed in Canada geese in a city's parks. The A(H5N1) strain of avian influenza has been found in geese in Cannon Hill Park and Witton Lakes in Birmingham, the city council said. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in the West Midlands said avian flu is also suspected in the deaths of water fowl at the Swanswell and Quinton Pool in Coventry. People are being urged not to touch any sick or dead wild birds in either area. Birmingham City Council and the UKHSA is working with Animal and Plant Health Agency and the RSPCA to manage the situation in the city, it said. Angela Cartwright, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control with the UKHSA in the …
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