Avian Flu- Confirmed in City Wild Birds!

“Avian flu update, cases confirmed in our city, and that will mean Wednesfield as well!” said Councillor Phil Bateman . He went onto say, ” Please take note of this information. Advice is that
Cases of avian flu have now been confirmed in the wild bird population in the city by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).”

The City Council is working with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), APHA and the RSPCA to manage the situation and protect public health and the risk to other birds, wildlife and pets after the disease was found in geese in West Park.

Official communications have been issued by UKHSA, along with advice from the council warning residents not to touch or pick up sick or dead wild birds. Residents are advised to contact the park rangers’ team on 07766 473150 to report dead birds found in our parks

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more