"Bird Flu 'Spills Over' To Otters And Foxes in UK"

"The largest ever outbreak of bird flu is spilling over into mammals, including otters and foxes in the UK.

Figures released to the BBC show the virus has led to the death of about 208 million birds around the world and at least 200 recorded cases in mammals.

Public health bosses warn the mutation in mammals could see a jump to humans but the risk to the public is very low.

There will now be more targeted surveillance and testing of animals and humans exposed to the virus in the UK."

Claire Marshall and Malcolm Prior report for BBC News February 2, 2023.

Source: BBC News, 02/03/2023