Bird flu, or avian flu, has been recorded in the UK with animals such as otters and foxes being affected.

While cases have been recorded, you might be curious as to how it is affecting your local area.

Bird flu is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans.

There are lots of different strains of bird flu virus but most of them don’t infect humans.

News Shopper: Bird flu cases have been recorded across the UKBird flu cases have been recorded across the UK (Image: PA)

Since an outbreak started in October 2021, more than seven million captive birds have died of bird flu or been culled for disease control.

There have been 282 cases of H5N1, avian influenza, in England since the outbreak started, according to figures released in January by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Where are the bird flu cases being reported in the UK?

Newsquest has looked at data from the Office of National Statistics and DEFRA and created a map which shows the areas of the UK where bird flu has been recorded.

From this, we have identified the bird flu hotspots, places with the most cases in the UK. Data on white areas on the map is incomplete.

Bird flu hotspots in the UK

The county with the most bird flu cases in the UK is Aberdeenshire with 85 recorded cases.

In the Scottish Highlands, 46 cases have been recorded while Cornwall and Northumberland are the areas with the third highest number of cases with 39 recorded.

At the other end of the scale, Tewkesbury and the Isle of Wight have seen only one case confirmed, according to the data.

Places such as Somerset West and Taunton and Maidstone have recorded two cases.

Use the interactive map to find out how many bird flu cases have been recorded in your area.