Shaftesbury Lake: Avian flu confirmed at site after bird deaths




  • In Science
  • 2022-10-05 16:22:17Z
  • By BBC
Shaftesbury Lake where bird flu has been confirmed
Shaftesbury Lake where bird flu has been confirmed  

Bird flu has been confirmed at a lake in Wiltshire after bird deaths.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency confirmed avian flu in Shaftesbury Lake, Swindon.

"We are aware of a number of wild bird deaths in the Swindon area and waterfowl collected from the area have been found positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1," a spokesperson said.

Testing took place at the site last week.

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