According to the BBC Daily on December 5, the British government has required that from December 14, British hens, turkeys and other captive birds must be kept indoors to prevent the spread of H5N8 avian influenza.
Recently, the British Animal and Plant Health Agency has confirmed the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the second turkey farm in North Yorkshire.
The British Ministry for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that some birds have been found to have the avian influenza.
The department explained that when wild birds migrate from the continent in winter, the disease will spread to poultry and other captive animals.
According to the British health department, so far there has been no record of infection of human beings in the H5N8 avian influenza, which poses a low threat to human health.