Map: Avian influenza incidence across the UK 2016-17

The H5N8 strain of avian influenza that has spread across Europe now appears to be well established in the UK.

Poultry World has tracked each incident of the virus (see map below) being discovered in wild birds, commercial and backyard poultry flocks. This map will be regularly updated as new outbreaks occur.

See also: How to spot the signs of avian influenza

Defra is urging poultry keepers to remain vigilant, and for members of the public to report any deceased wild birds they find.