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# Avian Influenza

Last month
April 2023
# Poultry in Motion
Ban to stop the spread of bird flu to poultry will be lifted next week with no cases in 5 weeks
A ban on the mixing of poultry and other birds was place last September, on Tuesday the ban will be lifted.
# Bird Flu
HSE urges public to avoid handling 'sick and dead birds' due to risk posed by bird flu
No cases of bird flu infection caused illness have been observed in the EU, but they have been recorded in other countries.
Last year
# Bird Flu
Restriction zones in place as Avian Influenza confirmed in Monaghan turkey flock
A protection zone of 3km and a surveillance zone of 10km will be enforced by the Department of Agriculture
# Bird Flu
Calls for govt to dispose of dead birds quickly amid uptick in carcasses found on Irish beaches
BirdWatch Ireland and a TD have raised concerns about gaps in how the carcasses are handled.
# Avian Flu
BirdWatch Ireland raises concern over cases of avian flu among wild seabirds
The National Parks and Wildlife Service said that the H5N1 avian flu subtype was currently spreading among seabirds.
Legal requirement to confine poultry over bird flu fears to be lifted on Friday
It means that eggs can be classified as ‘free range’ again as hens are let out and about.
All time
# Bird Flu
Avian flu found in Ireland for third time in a month after cases in Monaghan and Galway
The risk to humans is considered very low but people are advised not to handle sick or dead wild birds.
# bird flu outbreak
Public advised not to handle sick or dead birds amid concerns over bird flu
The highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 has been reported in birds across Ireland.
# Avian Influenza
Cases of bird flu detected among turkey flock in Co Monaghan
The highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 has already been confirmed in birds across the island this year.
# Galway
Avian Flu detected in wild falcon in Galway
The illness was detected in a sample taken from a Peregrine Falcon.
# H5N8
Strain of avian influenza found in free range turkey flock in Co Wicklow
The risk to humans from the H5N8 subtype is considered to be very low.
# Avian Influenza
Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks
Risk to humans from the virus is considered very low.
# Disease
Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
# Avian Influenza
First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
# Outbreak
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 outbreak
Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors
It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.
# H5N8
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.
# Healthscare
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.’
# China
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
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
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
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.