Bishop of Exeter asks about dangers of avian influenza

The Bishop of Exeter received the following written answer on 20th March 2023:

The Lord Bishop of Exeter asked His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the dangers of the spread of the H5N1 virus, following the death of a girl in Cambodia.

Lord Markham (Con): The World Health Organization (WHO) carried out a risk assessment of avian influenza (H5N1) following the Cambodian fatality and assessed the risk to the general population to be low. The UK Health Security Agency continues to investigate the risk to human health of H5N1. The risk analysis has not changed and aligns with the current WHO assessment.


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