PBMS contributes to APHA surveillance scheme

Each year the PBMS sends samples from birds of prey found between April and October to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to be screened for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Usutu Virus (USUV). The latest results (from more than 100 bird samples submitted to APHA) were all negative.

More information about the two viruses can be found at West-Nile-Virus and Usutu-Virus.

How can you help?

If you find a dead bird of prey telephone us (01524 595830) or Contact us and see the How to send us a dead bird page.


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