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Avian influenza

There are numerous strains of the avian influenza (bird flu) virus, and most pose no significant problems for bird or human health. 

Latest updates

This page will be updated with the latest news on avian influenza (bird flu). More...

Your questions answered

Avian influenza (bird flu) has been much in the headlines. Some people have become nervous about the birds they previously enjoyed watching in their gardens. We bring you reassurance and the facts you need to know. More...

Your questions answered

Background and implications

The unusually virulent strain of avian influenza which is currently causing problems is referred to as H5N1. Find out more about its background and the implications it presents for birds and humans. More...

Background and implications

Birds close to you

The RSPB, the British Trust for Ornithology and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust are issuing clear advice to inform the public, and to counter some of the concerns that have developed as a result of the coverage of the spread of bird flu (H5N1). More...

Birds close to you

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