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Bird flu in the UK

Britain tackles bird flu

The UK’s first outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza since 1991 has placed bird flu firmly in the spotlight. Did the government and company involved move react quickly enough? Katy Humphries reports.

UK: H5N1 outbreak at Bernard Matthews turkey plant

UK: H5N1 outbreak at Bernard Matthews turkey plant

Restrictions designed to halt the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus have been put in place around the Bernard Matthews turkey processing plant near Lowestoft, Suffolk, after H5N1 avian influenza infection was confirmed in samples taken from dead birds at the Turkey farm.

UK: Consumers undeterred by bird flu

UK: Consumers undeterred by bird flu

UK consumers appear unphased by the discovery that a wild swan in Scotland was infected with H5N1 avian influenza, with the four biggest supermarkets reporting steady poultry and egg sales.

Mixed messages on bird flu as poultry sector faces disaster

Mixed messages on bird flu as poultry sector faces disaster

Europe’s poultry industry could be devastated by the spread of avian influenza, but governments seem to be focusing most of their efforts on fighting a flu pandemic that, for now at least, does not exist. Chris Jones reports from Brussels on how the real message about bird flu is getting lost.