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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Avian Influenza

This year
2023
'Alarming and unprecedented' outbreak of bird flu impacting seabird colonies
Bird conservationists say they have collected and disposed of “hundreds” of dead seabirds to prevent the spread of the disease.
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.
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
2022
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Avian Flu detected in wild falcon in Galway
The illness was detected in a sample taken from a Peregrine Falcon.
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.
Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks
Risk to humans from the virus is considered very low.
Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
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.
Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors
It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.