HPSC is monitoring the situation regarding Avian Influenza in Wales


The North Wales Avian Influenza outbreak is over

The National Public Health Service (NPHS) for Wales has declared the recent Avian Influenza outbreak over. All those whose health was being monitored after possible contact with infected poultry and/or people are well and have come through the incubation period without developing any symptoms.

Further information may be obtained on the NPHS website.

General Information on Avian Influenza
The advice from the Department of Agriculture and Food in Ireland is not to handle dead or wild birds unless necessary. For queries relating to dead birds please contact the Department of Agriculture and Food on the Avian Influenza helpline: 1890 252 283.

At present, recommendations on travel, personal protection and food safety remain unchanged.  Current travel advice is available here. The WHO level of pandemic alert remains unchanged at phase 3. This is defined as a virus new to humans that is causing infections, but does not spread easily from one person to another. The latest updates from the WHO are available on the WHO website.

Further information on avian influenza is also available on the HPSC website.

Further updates are also available from: