Rare bird flu case detected in person in south-west England
By The GuardianNews Disease watch
UK Health Security Agency says there is no evidence of spread of the infection to anyone else.
A rare case of bird flu has been detected in a person living in south-west England, health officials have confirmed.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the unnamed person acquired the infection from close and regular contact with a large number of infected birds, which they kept in and around their home over a prolonged period of time.
Bird-to-human transmission of avian flu is very rare and has only occurred a small number of times in the UK previously.
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