The Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs has made a final confirmation that the avian flu virus strain found in Suffolk is virtually identical to the virus found in Hungary.

Deputy chief vet Fred Landeg confirmed that the laboratory analysis of the Suffolk and Hungary H5N1 avian influenza viruses is complete.

The Veterinary Laboratory Agency analysis has revealed a very high similarity (99.96 per cent) between the H5N1 viruses found in Suffolk and the Hungarian outbreaks at the whole genome level. These results indicate that the viruses are essentially identical.

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The Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs has made a final confirmation that the avian flu virus strain found in Suffolk is virtually identical to the virus found in Hungary.

Deputy chief vet Fred Landeg confirmed that the laboratory analysis of the Suffolk and Hungary H5N1 avian influenza viruses is complete.

The Veterinary Laboratory Agency analysis has revealed a very high similarity (99.96 per cent) between the H5N1 viruses found in Suffolk and the Hungarian outbreaks at the whole genome level. These results indicate that the viruses are essentially identical.

Read more here