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H5 Virus

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many separate cases of the H5 virus have been discovered in the UK since 1997. (73246)

Two. Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza was detected in a parrot in a quarantine facility in Essex in October 2005 and a swan in Cellardyke, Scotland in April 2006.