Avian influenza A(H5N8): risk assessment

Risk assessment of avian influenza A(H5N8) in the UK.



There are currently no cases recorded in humans, and only one outbreak affecting birds previously recorded in the UK in 2014; however further infections in birds are possible.

The risk to the wider population from A(H5N8) is considered to be very low.

ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment for avian influenza A(H5N8)