Bird Flu (UK): Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Fur-N-Fowl

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Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has been confirmed at a farm in Suffolk!

I just came across this after many people have shared it over other social media.

Posting it here just to urge people to remember to keep on top of good hygiene/husbandry/biosecurity and quarantine correctly so nothing else comes of this.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/bird-flu-found-at-farm-in-suffolk-meaning-all-27-000-chickens-will-be-culled-11883464

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-10/27-000-chickens-to-be-culled-after-cases-of-bird-flu-detected-in-suffolk/

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/10/first-bird-flu-outbreak-in-uk-since-2017-confirmed-in-suffolk
 

Fur-N-Fowl

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Thanks for posting this @Fur-N-Fowl :thumbsup
Caught it in the news myself & came on here to see what can be done & whether a vacation is available but it looks like there isn’t any vaccine for H5 (LPAI)

My question is can we past flu into birds? As I’m pretty sure birds can pass it onto us...
No problem, I thought it was worth sharing :)

I don't believe we can pass on the 'standard human flu' which we get. However, we can transfer Avian Influenza onto our chickens, usually by picking it up on our clothing etc.

I'm pretty sure when it's a high risk Avian Influenza, we can get sick from the virus also. Low risk isn't a big risk to us.
 

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Thanks for posting this @Fur-N-Fowl :thumbsup
Caught it in the news myself & came on here to see what can be done & whether a vacation is available but it looks like there isn’t any vaccine for H5 (LPAI)

My question is can we past flu into birds? As I’m pretty sure birds can pass it onto us...
It's possible to contract flu if handling infected live or dead birds - good basic hygiene and bio-security precautions should be followed.
https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/avian-influenza/avian-influenza

It's been quite a while, but I believe in 2017 there was an outbreak in EU. If you search here on BYC, there are probably quite a few threads. A lot of members if I remember right, had to keep birds confined to a run and it had to be covered. This was for flock protection from wild birds from entering runs (and to help keep wild bird droppings out of runs). My memory is fading on that one, so don't take that as all the reasons why LOL
 

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