Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza A/(H7N2) in the United Kingdom

29 May 2007

On 25 May 2007, the United Kingdom Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced that influenza A/H7N2 virus infection had been laboratory confirmed in four individuals exposed to infected poultry in Corwen Farm, Conwy, Wales. The poultry outbreak in Wales started on a smallholding, Corwen Farm, Conwy, on 8 May 2007, was laboratory confirmed on 24 May 2007, and notified to the World Organisation for Animal Health on 25 May 2007.

For more information from the WHO Regional Office for Europe