Britain is now impacted by BIRD FLLU. Health officials detect strain in South West England

A case of avian influenza in a person has found in the South West of England, health officials have said.  

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the person involved acquired the infection from close and regular contact with a large number of infected birds, which they kept in and around their home.

According to reports, the infected individual is well and self-isolating at present. 

UKHSA said all close personal contacts of the individual, including persons who  visited the premises, have been traced and there is ‘no evidence’ of the infection having spread to anyone else. 

Although bird to person transmission of the avian flu can be rare, it has been seen a few times before in the UK.