Avian Influenza Information

Since the beginning of 2022, the increasing intensity of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere, around the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean and Southern Africa. It is possible that avian influenza will arrive in the Falkland Islands, with migratory birds as the most probable vectors. Migrant birds returning to the Islands and mixing with local wild birds could transmit the virus, this coincides with the arrival of penguins and other seabirds for the breeding season. It is also possible for avian influenza to be introduced to the Islands through visitors clothing and outdoor equipment entering the Islands.

Avian influenza Falkland Islands Guidance Booklet

Avian Influenza Falkland Islands Guidance 2023
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Suspect and confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Falkland Islands

31st August 2023; there are currently no suspect or confirmed cases in the Falkland Islands




































































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Information for visitors:

Avian Influenza
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 Avian Influenza Posters:

Bird Flu Posters
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Avian Pox General Information
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For more information on avian influenza please visit the Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) 2022 page on the Environmental Department page; Information Campaign Falkland Islands Avian Influenza