Bird Flu Fears Grow After Spate of Mysterious UK Swan Deaths

A new strain of avia flu is suspected to be the reason for the swan deaths across Britain.

A new strain of avia flu is suspected to be the reason for the swan deaths across Britain. 

Rescuers have taken more than 25 dying swans from Worcestershire and nine swans were found dead in Stanley Park, Blackpool.

The dying swans were found to be spinning in circles and discharging blood from their nostrils.

According to Public Health England, the risk to human health from the virus is very low, however the strain last caused many deaths in winter of 2016-2017. 

The government’s prevention zone has obliged all bird keepers to take preventive measures to discourage mixing between wild and captive birds, such as watering and feeding their birds in enclosed areas, and removing  the wild bird food sources that were around captive birds.


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