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The seven cases were all related to poultry workers in Russia.
However, PHE said that the risk of infection to the UK public is ‘low’ and anyone exposed to a confirmed H5N8 case will receive advice from a local health protection team.
Staffordshire County Council advised local poultry and bird keepers to keep their animals housed.
The organisation’s trading standards manager Stephanie Young added: ‘Anyone with poultry in Staffordshire should be vigilant and look out for signs of avian influenza and maintain biosecurity measures.
‘If anyone has any concerns or needs further information, they should contact us straight away.’
Meanwhile, a low pathogenic strain of bird flu has been found at a turkey breeding farm in Cheshire.
A 1km ‘restricted zone’ is in place around the village of Tarporley to limit the disease’s spread and all birds on the infected premises will be culled, Defra said.
It is the latest in a host of outbreaks of different strains of bird flu around the country in recent months, including one which saw 30,000 turkeys culled in December after an H5N8 outbreak in East Anglia.
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