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Avian influenza
New cases of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire

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TWO new outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in backyard poultry flocks on premises near Thornton in Lancashire.

The first case, confirmed on May 4, affected a flock of approximately 30 chickens. A number of birds had died; the …

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