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H7N7 avian flu returns to UK

DEFRA announced an outbreak of Avian Flu north-east of Preston on Friday and have just confirmed the strain is a highly-pathogenic H7N7. We saw an outbreak in February this year of a low-path H7N7 avian influenza in Hampshire but this new outbreak is far more serious - for birds. The risk of it causing human disease is incredibly low. In [...]