Log In
Monday 22nd January 2018

Mute swans have bird flu

10th January 2008

Tests have revealed that three mute swans found dead in Dorset had the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Now other birds at Abbotsbury Swannery, near Weymouth, are being tested but so far culling has been ruled out. However, Acting Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg said the message to bird keepers, particularly those in the affected area, was that they must be vigilant. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the government would do everything it could to stop the spread of infection.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018