Management of confirmed or suspected outbreaks of avian influenza


Information on how to manage a possible human case of avian influenza is available on the UKHSA website. 

Investigation and initial clinical management of possible human cases of avian influenza with potential to cause severe human disease - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Healthcare professionals should familiarise themselves with this information and in particular the information in the section “before continuing with the initial assessment”. 

UKHSA advice that clinicians should start oseltamivir treatment immediately if the patient meets case definition for avian influenza.

NELCCG has commissioned the supply of antivirals from Kings College Hospital for the management of influenza outbreaks. Contacts details for how to arrange this are in the Management Pathway here:

Management of localised community outbreaks of influenza (both in and out of season, also during the Covid pandemic) with antiviral medicines procedure | Coronavirus GP updates (sitekit.net)