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Protection zones extended in Monaghan after another outbreak of avian flu

Dec 16, 2021 07:12 By News Northern Sound
Protection zones extended in Monaghan after another outbreak of avian flu Protection zones extended in Monaghan after another outbreak of avian flu
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This outbreak is reported to be in the Clontibret area.

Protection zones have been extended in Monaghan after another outbreak of avian influenza.

This is the fifth outbreak on a farm in the Republic of Ireland this year.

The Department of Agriculture confirmed that a duck flock in County Monaghan yesterday had contracted the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.

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It's understood to be in the Clontibret area.

This is the fourth farm in the county to be have a confirmed case, following outbreaks on a turkey farm, a broiler flock and in egg laying hens.

A turkey flock in Butlersbridge also tested positive last week.

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All infected flocks have been depopulated.

There have been a number of outbreaks in Northern Ireland, including a duck farm along the border in Aughnacloy.

As a result protection and surveillance zones have been extended and now covers a large portion of mid to south Monaghan.

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