The conclusion that a mute swan died after it was probably infected with the avian flu virus has spurred renewed calls for a national campaign to vaccinate all free range, organic and hobby birds in the UK. Experts believe that an infected wild bird probably spread the virus at the Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset. The outbreak in the UK spurred French officials to raise an alarm over a potential lethal outbreak on its side of the English Channel.
- read the report from The Times
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