A case of bird flu has been recorded in a human patient in the UK.
This is the first time this is happening.
The unnamed patient, who happens to be a bird keeper, has been quarantined to avoid further transmission, according to authorities.
It was observed that the strain of bird flu which was identified in the patient has never been seen in any human–in the UK.
The UK’s Health Security Agency (HSA) has issued a statement saying:
‘Bird to human transmission of avian flu is very rare and has only occurred a small number of times in the UK previously.
‘The person acquired the infection from very close, regular contact with a large number of infected birds, which they kept in and around their home over a prolonged period of time.
‘All contacts of the individual, including those who visited the premises, have been traced and there is no evidence of onward spread of the infection to anyone else. The individual is currently well and self-isolating’