Monmouthshire’s Countryside Access Avian influenza (bird flu) Information

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease.  It affects the respiratory, digestive or nervous system of many species of bird.

There are no recorded episodes of bird flu in Monmouthshire currently and no closures to any public rights of way as a result of this disease.  However as the UK is now in an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone there may be an effect on public access as poultry keepers increase biosecurity.  Users of Public rights of way crossing poultry sites need to observe biosecurity measures to prevent contamination such as disinfecting their boots. 

More details on Avian influenza (bird flu) www.gov.uk and an interactive map at ArcGIS Web Application. 

To report wild birds which may be infected or have died from infection phone your local Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) office immediately on 0300 303 8268. APHA vets will investigated suspected cases.