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Restriction zones being set up around site of bird flu outbreak in Co Monaghan

Nov 20, 2021 19:11 By News Northern Sound
Restriction zones being set up around site of bird flu outbreak in Co Monaghan Restriction zones being set up around site of bird flu outbreak in Co Monaghan
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Test results have identified evidence of bird flu in samples from a turkey flock in County Monaghan.

Restriction zones are being set up around the site of a bird flu outbreak in County Monaghan.

The Department of Agriculture says a turkey flock in the county has tested positive for H5N1.

Test results have identified evidence of bird flu in samples from a turkey flock in County Monaghan, and as a result, additional movement control and surveillance steps will be put in place.

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The Department of Agriculture says highly pathogenic H5N1 has already been confirmed in wild birds in a number of counties across the country in recent weeks.

Restriction zones are being set up around the area of the outbreak in County Monaghan.

There's no evidence of risk associated with consumption of poultry meat or poultry meat products, and no human infections with this virus have been reported in Europe and therefore risk to humans is considered to be very low.

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Members of the public are advised not to handle sick or dead wild birds.

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