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Ireland: 2020/2021 H5N8

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    Turkey flock put down due to Avian Flu
    A case of the virus was found in a small free-range flock in Wicklow
    Allison Bray
    December 10 2020 08:50 PM

    A small flock of turkey from a free-range turkey farm in Co Wicklow has been put down after testing positive for Avian Flu, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced.

    The department confirmed test results “have identified evidence of Avian Influenza H5N8 in samples from a small free-range turkey flock in Co Wicklow.

    “Further testing to determine the pathogenicity is being carried out and we expect to have results over the coming days,” a statement said...

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    Dozens of dead seagulls seen on Dublin beach as new strain of bird flu virus circulates
    Sandymount seagulls go missing before they can be tested for bird flu
    about 5 hours ago
    Olivia Kelly Dublin Editor

    A “highly pathogenic strain” of the bird flu virus is currently in circulation according to the Department of Agriculture.

    The department was responding to reports of significant numbers of dead birds discovered around the State including dozens of seagulls observed on Sandymount Strand in recent days.

    The strain AI H5N8, has been detected in 18 wild bird species across eight counties - Limerick, Monaghan, Wicklow, Mayo, Cork, Wexford, Louth and Kildare. Species affected include peregrine falcon, mute swan, curlew, whooper swan, cormorant and barnacle goose...


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      30 cases of bird flu since November 2020: