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Britain's bird flu scare that officials are now warning could spread to other areas of Scotland coincided with an exercise that drilled a response to an avian flu outbreak. The drill included the involvement of Downing Street and the Ministry of Defence.
The BBC reports that the exercise was cancelled as soon as the discovery of the H5 virus in the dead swan in Fife was made.
"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in London was running it with control centres in Bury St Edmunds, Leeds, Cardiff and Gloucester," states the article.
"It also involved the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Environment Agency, Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence, and other government departments."
The drill revolved around a scenario where bird flu was discovered in two places in England and one in Wales.