AI case finder – current and lifted cases of avian influenza

AI (avian influenza) H5N1 has been confirmed in captive birds, poultry and wild birds in England, Wales and Scotland. Our AI case finder allows you to find current and lifted cases of avian influenza at any particular location. It is being updated regularly with information on the latest cases, including the restrictions that apply in the Disease Control Zones around the infected premises.

The AI case finder does not replace official notification of cases from GOV.UK. Please use the APHA's interactive map to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone.

Disease-free status

The UK has self-declared freedom from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza for Great Britain with effect from 29 March 2024. The declaration has been reviewed and published by the WOAH (World Organisation for Animal Health).

This follows Northern Ireland’s declaration of freedom on 31 March 2023.

How to use the AI case finder

  • Change the Case status to filter between current and lifted cases. Current cases have disease control zones in place. Lifted cases are those where the zones have been lifted. 
  • Choose which distance you want to search within. The minimum distance you can search within is 15km. 
  • Enter your postcode or a name of a location
  • Press Find cases

The AI case finder is listing all current cases. Lifted cases display for 90 days after the date the disease control zone has been lifted. 

Results are ordered by distance from your entered location.


You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

14 February 2024, Hutton Cranswick

On 14 February 2024 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire, Yorkshire.

Updated on 12 March 2024: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Protection Zone has been lifted and merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

Updated on 21 March 2024: Following successful completion of surveillance and disease control activity, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

Housing measures

From 00:01 on Tuesday 18 April 2023, mandatory housing measures were lifted across England and Wales following the latest assessment of the risk level. are due to come into force in all areas of England.

This means that poultry and other captive birds will no longer need to be housed and can be kept outside, unless they are in a protection zone.

Although there is no longer a requirement to house birds from 18 April, biosecurity measures will remain in force across England as infection may still be circulating in the environment for some time.

AIPZ announcements

Following the reduction in risk level to 'low' for all poultry, the national Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) in place across Great Britain was lifted at noon on 4 July 2023. Gatherings of Galliforme poultry and Galliforme birds are also permitted across Great Britain. The exact rules on bird gatherings across each nation can be found at: Bird gatherings.

Risk of avian influenza

The risk levels are currently:

  • Medium for wild birds
  • Low for all poultry

More information on the current risk level can be found by visiting: GOV.UK | Bird flu (avian influenza): latest situation in England

The latest information on avian influenza in wild birds can be found on: GOV.UK | Avian influenza (bird flu): Wild birds in the UK.

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