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Canine walkers recommendation after confirmed Fowl Flu outbreak at Kingsbury Water Park


Guests to Kingsbury Water Park have been issued a warning because of a confirmed Fowl Flu case on the beautyspot. CoventryLive can reveal there was one case of avian influenza A(H5N1) confirmed in a Canada Goose on the park.

However there are not any illness management zones in place within the space and the park stays open.

Nonetheless, there was a warning issued to those that go to, particularly these with their canine.

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Anybody who sees a sick or lifeless chicken mustn’t contact or transfer them, canine also needs to be refrained from them and the alarm raised with park rangers. Individuals are additionally being urged to not feed the wild birds on the park both.

The Division for the Atmosphere, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Well being Company (APHA) has pressured that the pressure is very pathogenic to different birds, however the threat to human well being has been described as ‘very low’.

However you will need to cease the unfold of Fowl Flu additional and Dr Mamoona Tahir, Marketing consultant in Communicable Illness Management with the UKHSA within the West Midlands, mentioned: “The chance to the general public from this pressure of avian flu could be very low, nevertheless it is crucial that folks don’t contact any sick or lifeless birds.

“As a precaution, anybody who was not carrying applicable PPE (private protecting tools) whereas involved with the droppings or birds in an space the place the an infection has been confirmed, would require shut monitoring and a course of antiviral remedy for 10 days from final contact with contaminated birds.”

Swift motion

Councillor Margaret Bell, cupboard member for well being at Shire Corridor, defined that Warwickshire County Council, which is accountable for the park, echoed the attraction.

“Warwickshire County Council has acted swiftly to assist companion businesses to make sure the security of the general public. A spread of indicators with recommendation for guests to Kingsbury are at the moment in place throughout the positioning. We’re additionally asking folks to not feed the wild birds presently,” she mentioned.

“In case you discover a sick or lifeless chicken, contact the park rangers on 07785 522684. Don’t contact or transfer lifeless birds and hold canine away from them.”

What to do in the event you come into contact with sick or lifeless birds

Anybody who has been involved with sick or lifeless birds or their droppings, whereas not carrying the right PPE, ought to ensure that any footwear is correctly cleaned and totally wash their fingers in cleaning soap and water.

They need to then notify the UK Well being Safety Company’s West Midlands Well being Safety Crew on 0344 225 3560 in order that public well being specialists can decide if antiviral remedy and lively surveillance of their situation is critical.

If somebody dealt with contaminated birds whereas carrying enough PPE, they have to nonetheless bear lively surveillance.

Exterior of Kingsbury Water Park, anybody who sees sick or lifeless birds by waterways or on non-public land, mustn’t contact them and name the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.



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