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Fourth swan tests positive for bird flu in UK

The UK environment ministry has reported that the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu has been detected in a fourth dead swan in southwest England.

On 10 January three swans were discovered dead having died from the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza. The outbreak occurred at Abbotsbury Swannery, which is a reserve near Dorset.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says that another mute swan collected on 11 January as part of wild bird surveillance from the same area has tested positive for H5N1, however, there is apparently no evidence to suggest widespread disease in the wild-bird population.
 
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