Glasgow affected by the worst fowl flu outbreak in Scotland, Scottish SPCA warns


A warning has been issued following a surge in fowl flu circumstances, together with in Glasgow.

The Scottish SPCA has launched a press release a couple of current outbreak of the illness, which they referred to as “the worst Scotland has skilled when it comes to transmission and mortality charges”.

Confirming that there have been circumstances reported within the Glasgow space, the organisation stated they’re presently not admitting wild birds to their Nationwide Wildlife Rescue Centre as a result of extremely contagious avian influenza.

They additional said that they’ve strict biosecurity measures in place already, however the scale and pace of the unfold of this yr’s outbreak means they wouldn’t have applicable services to isolate the massive variety of birds we might anticipate to confess. 

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They requested members of the general public to not contact sick birds however as a substitute name their free animal helpline on 03000 999 999 to report the incident.

Within the case of lifeless birds, folks ought to dial Defra’s helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

The SSPCA additionally warned that in uncommon circumstances, fowl flu can infect people. It’s unfold by shut contact with an contaminated or lifeless fowl with the diease. 

For extra info on this, go to the NHS web site.


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