bbc.com – The East Yorkshire outbreak is the first serious case of bird flu in the UK since 2008 Continue reading the main story Related Stories Bird flu: What threat to humans? EU adopts new bird flu measures ‘Robust action’ on UK bird flu case The strain of bird flu found on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire has been identified as H5N8, the same type seen in recent outbreaks in Europe. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the risk to public health remained very low.

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