ine otters and foxes have been discovered within the UK with avian flu, in response to information from the Animal and Plant Well being Company.
The animals are believed to have eaten lifeless wild birds that had been contaminated with the virus. Specialists have mentioned the chance to the general public is low.
5 foxes and 4 otters have examined constructive for the virus in England, Scotland and Wales since 2021.
The primary recorded case of avian flu in non-avian wildlife within the UK was a fox in Durham in 2021.
There have been then seven instances of foxes and otters testing constructive in 2022.
These had been one fox in Cheshire, two otters in Fife, one otter on the Shetland isles, one otter on the Isle of Skye, and two foxes in Cornwall.
There has solely been one case thus far in 2023, a fox in Powys.