# bird-flu - Friday 9 February, 2018
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
# bird-flu - Saturday 4 February, 2017
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
The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.
# bird-flu - Wednesday 11 January, 2017
The measure was taken to prevent birds from contracting bird flu from wild birds.
# bird-flu - Saturday 31 December, 2016
Fears about the infectious virus have been spreading across Europe this year.
# bird-flu - Friday 30 December, 2016
The H5N8 virus is highly pathogenic, and has been found across the UK and Europe in recent times.
# bird-flu - Friday 23 December, 2016
It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.
# bird-flu - Saturday 17 December, 2016
An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.
# bird-flu - Monday 28 November, 2016
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
The birds had been imported from mainland China and one woman has been hospitalised.
# bird-flu - Monday 17 November, 2014
The Agriculture Minister said poultry owners need to be vigilant.
However, the risk to the public is said to be “very low”.
# bird-flu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.
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# bird-flu - Wednesday 12 February, 2014
A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after developing a fever and a cough.
# bird-flu - Saturday 1 February, 2014
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# bird-flu - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
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
Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.
# bird-flu - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
# bird-flu - Thursday 14 November, 2013
A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.
# bird-flu - Monday 19 August, 2013
The boy had carried dead and sick bird from a cage for food preparation before he became ill.
# bird-flu - Wednesday 7 August, 2013
Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.
# bird-flu - Monday 20 May, 2013
‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’
# bird-flu - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
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
A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.
# bird-flu - Wednesday 4 April, 2012
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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
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
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
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The birds on the affected premises are being slaughtered today.
# bird-flu - Friday 17 February, 2012
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
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
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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
Forget SARS, forget swine flu, forget foot-and-mouth disease… the original virus of doom is back.