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Lateral flow tests being prepared for UK outbreaks of avian flu

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British health officials are preparing plans to deploy lateral flow tests if signs emerge that avian flu has begun to spread from one person to another.

The programme would provide rapid information about the dangers posed by the disease.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is also working on blood tests to detect antibodies against the virus and officials will analyse the disease’s genetic mutations to reveal data about the increased risk to human health from avian flu.

The moves follow last week’s news that an 11-year-old girl in Cambodia has died from H5N1, the flu strain that is being spread around the globe by migrating birds and is infecting poultry farms.




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