Avian Influenza

Avian influenza, often known has bird flu, is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. It is unfortunately now widespread across the UK.

As part of WWT’s comprehensive monitoring of the important populations of wild birds that visit our reserve, the UK government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have confirmed cases of avian influenza in a number of wild birds at Llanelli Wetland Centre. We continue to closely monitor the situation.

To protect the birds in our care and those seeking refuge on our reserves, and in line with government requirements, we are taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease. These measures include disinfectant footmats and additional signage at the centre.

APHA and UK Health Security Agency advise that the risk to public health from the virus is very low.

If you find a sick or dead bird at our centre, please do not touch it or pick it up. Please let one of our team know.

If you keep poultry (including game birds or as pets), you should follow the UK government’s biosecurity best practice advice.

You can find more information about avian influenza on gov.uk wesbite.