Further cases of bird flu in Ireland

A sixth case of bird flu in a wild bird in the Republic of Ireland since last year has been confirmed in County Tipperary.

The latest case involved a whooper swan found in Nenagh.

It follows three previous cases in whooper swans this year, with two cases in Eurasian wigeons in December. The first case in Northern Ireland – a swan found dead near Lough Beg, County Londonderry – was confirmed on Thursday.


In December, the Irish Department of Agriculture activated regulations requiring all poultry and captive birds to be housed to try and avoid the spread of the disease.

The public has been advised not to handle dead or sick birds.


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