Tag : bird flu

Britain in a Flap: Bird Flu’s back

2 years ago / 0 comments

We all remember the pandemic known as bird flu which took place in Britain about 10 years ago, but what has happened to it since? Has it simply just vanished off the face of the earth, or it is still lurking around? Bird Flu, or avian influenza, has been around … Read More

Ducks in Yorkshire have bird flu, but are we in the disease’s pecking order?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The identification of a single case of bird flu virus H5N8 on a duck farm in East Yorkshire led to the immediate enforcement of a 10km containment zone last week. Within just 24 hours, officials began the cull of 6000 ducks on the farm operated by Cherry Valley, the UK’s … Read More