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# Avian Flu

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# Avian Flu
UK's 'largest ever outbreak of bird flu' prompts legal order to keep poultry indoors
Ireland’s Dept of Agriculture has asked birdkeepers to mitigate agains spread but no such legal order is in force here.
# 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.
# bird flu fears
Flamingos and penguins among birds taken inside at Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife and Belfast Zoo
Three outbreaks of bird flu have been detected in the past three months in Ireland.
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# Birds
Northern Ireland experiencing ‘largest ever’ avian flu outbreak
Some 14,000 in Armagh and 22,000 in Tyrone were humanely culled to control the outbreak.
# 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.
# White-tailed sea eagle
Bird flu identified in rare eagle in Kerry
It is the same highly pathogenic strain already been detected last week in a peregrine falcon in Co Galway.
# Brussels Birds
Belgium announces measures for avian flu outbreak
The risk to humans from the subtype of the flu is considered very low.
# Monaghan
Egg shortage in some supermarkets amid bird flu outbreak and increased demand
Half a million hens have been culled as a result of the outbreak.
# Avian Influenza
First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
# Off the menu
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.
# Prime Numbers
High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers
Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?
# H5N1
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
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.
# H7N9
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.
# 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.’
# Avian Flu
New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical
The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.
# Avian Flu
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
Avian flu virus found in pheasants in Cork
The birds on the affected premises are being slaughtered today.
# Bioterrorism
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Health
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.