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#Bird Flu

# bird-flu - Friday 9 February, 2018

First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary

The risk to humans is considered to be very low.

# bird-flu - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Sixth case of bird flu in Ireland found in whooper swan

The risk to humans is considered to be very low but the public is advised not to handle sick or dead birds.

# bird-flu - Friday 13 January, 2017

Second case of bird flu found in Ireland

The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat

The measure was taken to prevent birds from contracting bird flu from wild birds.

# bird-flu - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Bird flu has been found in Ireland. Here's how to spot it in your flock

Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.

# bird-flu - Friday 30 December, 2016

Bird flu found in wild duck in Wexford

The H5N8 virus is highly pathogenic, and has been found across the UK and Europe in recent times.

# bird-flu - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# bird-flu - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England

An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.

# bird-flu - Monday 28 November, 2016

390,000 ducks and hens in northern Europe culled over bird flu fears

The birds were culled in the space of three days in Sweden and the Netherlands following a resurgence in the virus across Europe.

# bird-flu - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Hong Kong to cull 15,000 chickens after avian flu virus found

The birds had been imported from mainland China and one woman has been hospitalised.

# bird-flu - Monday 17 November, 2014

Bird flu has hit Germany, the Netherlands and now the UK...are we next?

The Agriculture Minister said poultry owners need to be vigilant.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

Remember bird flu? It's back and it's in Britain

However, the risk to the public is said to be “very low”.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Fifth bird flu case reported in Hong Kong

A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after developing a fever and a cough.

# bird-flu - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# bird-flu - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Hong Kong kills 20,000 chickens over bird flu fears

Up to 20,000 chickens were killed after the deadly virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America

Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.

# bird-flu - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

# bird-flu - Thursday 14 November, 2013

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?

A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

# bird-flu - Monday 19 August, 2013

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia

The boy had carried dead and sick bird from a cage for food preparation before he became ill.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time

Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.

# bird-flu - Monday 20 May, 2013

Uh-oh: UN says it's impossible to predict spread of new bird flu

‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’

# bird-flu - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

China detains 12 for 'false' bird flu rumours

Police in China’s southwest city of Guiyang detained three people for claiming H7N9 had been found in a poultry market, according to police.

# bird-flu - Monday 7 January, 2013

Two die from swine flu in China

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# bird-flu - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu

A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.

# bird-flu - Monday 2 April, 2012

Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"

The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.

# bird-flu - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork

The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.

# bird-flu - Friday 30 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Avian flu virus found in pheasants in Cork

The birds on the affected premises are being slaughtered today.

# bird-flu - Friday 17 February, 2012

WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research

Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.

# bird-flu - Thursday 22 December, 2011

US asks science journals to censor studies on man-made bird flu

The US government fears that details on a lab-made version of bird flu could be used by terrorists for biological warfare.

# bird-flu - Monday 29 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence

A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.

# bird-flu - Thursday 18 November, 2010

Hong Kong reports first Bird Flu in eight years

Forget SARS, forget swine flu, forget foot-and-mouth disease… the original virus of doom is back.