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Avian influenza (bird flu): how to spot and report the disease

Last updated: 21 Dec 2021 - see all updates
Published: 19 Mar 2021

Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of avian influenza.

Avian influenza (bird flu): how to spot and report the disease
How to control avian influenza

How to control avian influenza

The Notifiable Avian Diseases Control Strategy sets out the disease control measures we would take if Avian Influenza was suspected or confirmed in the UK. 

All birds on the infected premises would be culled. Disease control zones would be declared with movement restrictions and controls on birds, meat, eggs, and anything likely to spread disease within the zones. The outbreak will be controlled in line with the contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in Scotland and in other parts of the UK. Read more at avian influenza outbreaks, including details of the current disease response plan in place.

 


Contact

Email: Animal.Health@gov.scot

Animal Health and Welfare 
Scottish Government
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Saughton House
Edinburgh
 

First published: 19 Mar 2021 Last updated: 21 Dec 2021 -