Bird flu - avian influenza

Bird Flu is a disease of birds caused by a virus closely related to the human influenza viruses. Most strains of the virus have little effect on birds, but there is a strain, (H5N1), that can cause death in birds.

Anyone who finds dead birds especially ducks, geese, swans, waterfowl etc should call the DEFRA help line for advice

Telephone: 0845 933 5577
email helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

For information on animal health issues and suspicious deaths in poultry you should contact the State Veterinary Service, Animal Health Division Office,

Telephone : 01737 242242
Night line: 076 2393 5754
email a.h.reigate@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Surrey Trading Standards are collecting information on the location of all poultry including caged birds.

Telephone: 01372 371735
email food.agriculture@surreycc.gov.uk