DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS DETECTION OF BIRD FLU IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

27 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Department of Agriculture yesterday confirmed that a strain of avian influenza had been detected in a mute swan in Co Monaghan. The Department said that highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N8 had now been confirmed in three wild birds in Ireland, with other detections taking place in counties Limerick and Mayo. It is believed that the infected mute swan was found in the Ballybay area. The case in Limerick involved a peregrine falcon and the case in Mayo involved a curlew.

“These individual wild bird findings serve as a reminder that the avian influenza virus is currently circulating in the wild bird population in Ireland,” a statement from the Department said. “This poses a risk to our poultry flocks and industry. Increased biosecurity measures should….

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