NO FURTHER CASES OF BIRD FLU

7 January 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BUT POULTRY PRODUCERS URGED TO REMAIN VIGILANT

Michael Fisher

The Department of Agriculture says there have been no further outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 in the Monaghan and Cavan area since 18th December. However, wild bird mortalities continue to be reported across eleven different counties. There remains a significant risk of further outbreaks in poultry and captive wild birds. The Department says it is essential to continue to implement biosecurity measures on all holdings.

There were five outbreaks in commercial poultry flocks in Co. Monaghan since 20th November, three of which were in the north of the county close to the border. There was one case in Co. Cavan. Protection zones were set up around some of the affected areas and surveillance zones were established within a 10km radius. The Northern Ireland Agriculture Department has confirmed four outbreaks of HPAI H5N1 in poultry flocks, one of which was at a duck breeding facility outside…

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