Research and analysis

Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK

Preliminary and updated outbreak assessments for avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK.


A preliminary outbreak assessment for avian influenza (H5 and H7 strains) in Europe and an updated outbreak assessment for H5N8 in Europe. These have also been updated to reflect H5N8 cases in the UK in December 2016.

We monitor any major, notifiable or new and emerging animal disease outbreaks worldwide. When we become aware of a new animal disease outbreak in the UK or another country, we may carry out a preliminary outbreak assessment.