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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Bird Flu

This year
'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.
Two cases of bird flu detected in UK poultry workers
Both workers were asymptomatic.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
France to cull over 1 million poultry to fight bird flu
Farmers are being compensated for the loss of the animals.
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.
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
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 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.
Enhanced measures put in place to keep bird flu out of flocks
Risk to humans from the virus is considered very low.
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.
First case of 'highly pathogenic' bird flu found in eagle in Tipperary
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
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.
Second case of bird flu found in Ireland
The risk to humans is deemed to be “very low”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bird flu has hit Germany, the Netherlands and now the UK...are we next?
The Agriculture Minister said poultry owners need to be vigilant.
Remember bird flu? It's back and it's in Britain
However, the risk to the public is said to be “very low”.
Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan
No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.
Fifth bird flu case reported in Hong Kong
A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after developing a fever and a cough.
RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
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.
Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America
Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.
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.