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Avian Flu surveillance meeting – 907/2022

By December 6, 2022 No Comments

Earlier today the Minister with responsibility for Public Health, the Hon Prof John Cortes, convened a multi-departmental meeting to discuss the current global situation regarding Avian Flu and Gibraltar’s preparedness for such an outbreak.

At present there are no confirmed cases of Avian Flu in Gibraltar although, given the recent increase in dead bird sightings across Gibraltar, samples have been taken and sent to the UK for testing with results expected to return later next week.

Additionally, the general public are strongly advised NOT to feed or touch any pigeons or chickens as this will help reduce the chances of any transmission to humans.

The Department for the Environment would like to remind the public that dead birds should be reported to the Environmental Protection and Research Unit (EPRU) on telephone 58009620.