The government has re-categorised the risk of poultry exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in Great Britain, as case numbers continue to fall.
As of 4 April, the risk has been reduced from high (event occurs very often) (with low uncertainty) to medium (event occurs regularly) (with high uncertainty) where there are substantial biosecurity breaches and poor biosecurity
The risk remains assessed as low (event is rare but does occur) (with high uncertainty) where good biosecurity is applied
The risk of HPAI H5 in wild birds in Great Britain also remains assessed as high (the event occurs very often).
In the United Kingdom, there have been 176 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 since 1 October 2022:
- 149 cases in England
- 21 cases in Scotland
- 5 cases in Wales
- 1 case in Northern Ireland
There have been 284 cases of (HPAI) H5N1 in England since the H5N1 outbreak started in October 2021.