Signs have been put up around Brighton and Hove warning of bird flu

Signs have been put up across the city to warn people about bird flu.

Brighton and Hove City Council told The Argus that 150 signs would be put up warning of the dangers and what to do.

25 signs were also put up on the beach promenade.

The Argus: Signs in Queen's ParkSigns in Queens Park

It comes after seagulls suspected of having bird flu were seen falling dead from the sky on Brighton beach last week.

There are fears tourists may touch them, although the risk to humans is “very low”.

Signs have been put up in Queen’s Park on West Drive in Brighton.

The Argus: Avian flu has been detected in the Queen's Park areaBird flu has been detected in the Queen’s Park area

The Council states on its website: “The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has stated that avian influenza is primarily an avian disease and the risk to public health is very low.

“However, do not touch or pick up dead or visibly sick birds that you find and keep dogs on a leash.

“Anyone who has had direct physical contact with a visibly sick or dead bird should wash their hands immediately.”

The Argus: Swans in Queen's ParkSwans in Queen’s Park

When avian influenza is confirmed or suspected in poultry or other captive birds, disease control zones are established around infected premises to prevent the spread of the disease.

Two disease control zones were set up around Bexhill and Hastings last week due to outbreaks of the disease and a number of birds being humanely killed. Signs have been put up around Brighton and Hove warning of bird flu

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