Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Bird Flu

Last month
May 2023
# Bird Flu
Two cases of bird flu detected in UK poultry workers
Both workers were asymptomatic.
This year
# 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
China records first human death from H3N8 bird flu, WHO says
The woman who died was a 56-year-old from Guangdong province in southeast China.
# 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.
# H5N1
WHO describes bird flu situation as 'worrying' after death of an infected girl in Cambodia
The girl’s father has also tested positive for the virus, prompting fears that the virus could have been transmitted between humans.
Last year
# Bird Flu
Restriction zone extended after bird flu is identified in second Co Monaghan turkey flock
There will be a ‘slight’ extension to the current Avian Influenza restriction zone.
# 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
Measure to keep all poultry inside to tackle bird flu comes into force today
The order was announced last week in response to a rise in the number of bird flu cases in wild birds.
# Bird Flu
Poultry farmers told to keep flocks indoors as precautionary measure over bird flu cases
The confinement order to keep all poultry and captive birds indoors will come into effect from 7 November.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# foie gras' sake
France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu
Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.
# 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.
# Bird Flu
Human case of bird flu detected in south west of England
The risk to the wider public continues to be very low, experts said.
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.
# 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.
# Avian Influenza
Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks
Risk to humans from the virus 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.
# Tipperary
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.
# wigeon
Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.
# in you get
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.
# wigeon
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.
# 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.
# Netherlands
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
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.
# for ducks sake
Bird flu has hit Germany, the Netherlands and now the UK...are we next?
The Agriculture Minister said poultry owners need to be vigilant.
# What The Duck
Remember bird flu? It's back and it's in Britain
However, the risk to the public is said to be “very low”.
# h5 strain
Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan
No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.
# H7N9
Fifth bird flu case reported in Hong Kong
A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after developing a fever and a cough.
# Prime Numbers
RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
# 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.
# 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.
# Health
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.