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Ireland in 'high risk period' for bird flu after detection in Co Monaghan

Nov 22, 2021 07:11 By News Northern Sound
Ireland in 'high risk period' for bird flu after detection in Co Monaghan Ireland in 'high risk period' for bird flu after detection in Co Monaghan
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Experts says the strain of bird flu found is highly pathogenic.

An expert says we're in a 'high risk period' at the moment for bird flu.

It's after the Department of Agriculture confirmed H5N1 has been detected in a turkey flock in County Monaghan.

Restriction zones are being set up around the area and additional movement control and surveillance steps will be put in place.

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Head of the National Disease Control Centre, June Fanning says the strain of bird flu found is highly pathogenic:

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