Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in Northern Ireland lifted

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in Northern Ireland lifted

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) in force across Northern Ireland and the ban on poultry gatherings has ended today...

May 20, 2021

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

The legal requirement to confine/house poultry and other birds as a precautionary measure against Avian Influenza (bird flu) will be...

April 6, 2021

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

Cases of H5N8 avian influenza have been detected in broiler chickens at a commercial premises near Uttoxeter, east Staffordshire, England,...

March 29, 2021

Avian influenza: 16 suspect cases reported in NI since January 4

Avian influenza: 16 suspect cases reported in NI since January 4

A further 16 suspected cases of avian influenza have been reported in Northern Ireland since January 4, as the Minister...

March 2, 2021

First confirmed cases of H5N8 avian influenza recorded in humans in Russia

First confirmed cases of H5N8 avian influenza recorded in humans in Russia

Russia has recorded the first confirmed transmission of the H5N8 avian influenza (bird flu) virus from bird to human. Seven...

February 23, 2021

Local avian influenza restrictions lifted around 2 outbreak farms in NI

Local avian influenza restrictions lifted around 2 outbreak farms in NI

Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons has announced that the local Surveillance Zones around the two commercial poultry farms where Highly Pathogenic...

February 11, 2021

80,000 birds to be culled as H5N8 is confirmed in NI commercial flock

80,000 birds to be culled as H5N8 is confirmed in NI commercial flock

Northern Ireland’s chief vet has confirmed that highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), subtype H5N8 has been found in a poultry flock...

January 6, 2021

Temporary Control Zone introduced following second suspected avian influenza outbreak

Temporary Control Zone introduced following second suspected avian influenza outbreak

Northern Ireland’s chief veterinary officer has introduced further heightened biosecurity measures following a second suspected outbreak of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI...

January 6, 2021

Avian influenza suspected on second NI poultry farm

Avian influenza suspected on second NI poultry farm

Cases of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI H5N8) are suspected on a second Northern Ireland poultry farm. The outbreak suspected at...

January 6, 2021

Bird cull zone introduced in NI following detection of Avian Influenza in commercial flock

Bird cull zone introduced in NI following detection of Avian Influenza in commercial flock

Northern Ireland’s chief veterinary officer Dr. Robert Huey has initiated disease control measures, including a bird cull zone, following suspicion...

January 3, 2021

DAFM stresses need for flock owners to adhere to bird flu housing order

DAFM stresses need for flock owners to adhere to bird flu housing order

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has stressed the importance of adherence to the regulations requiring flock...

December 22, 2020

Bird flu housing order to be introduced in the Republic

Bird flu housing order to be introduced in the Republic

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has made regulations under the Animal Health and Welfare Act requiring...

December 18, 2020

Avian influenza housing order to come into force in Northern Ireland

Avian influenza housing order to come into force in Northern Ireland

New housing measures are to be introduced as part of the avian influenza prevention zone in Northern Ireland from December...

December 17, 2020

Bird flu identified in free-range turkey flock in Wicklow

Bird flu identified in free-range turkey flock in Wicklow

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that test results have identified evidence of Avian Influenza H5N8...

December 10, 2020

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to be declared in Northern Ireland from midnight

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to be declared in Northern Ireland from midnight

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will come into effect in Nothern Ireland from midnight tonight (December 1). The AIPZ...

November 30, 2020

Avian Influenza detected in wild swan in Northern Ireland

Avian Influenza detected in wild swan in Northern Ireland

A wild swan found dead at Lough Beg, Co. Derry, has tested positive for avian influenza, Northern Ireland’s Department of...

November 14, 2020

Britain’s Avian Influenza risk raised to ‘high’ following 2 confirmed cases

Britain’s Avian Influenza risk raised to ‘high’ following 2 confirmed cases

The risk level of avian influenza establishing in wild birds in Britain has been raised from ‘medium to ‘high’ following...

November 6, 2020

Poultry flock slaughtered on Kent farm after suspected case of avian influenza

Poultry flock slaughtered on Kent farm after suspected case of avian influenza

A poultry farm in Kent has had an entire flock of birds slaughtered after the flock was suspected to have low-pathogenic...

November 2, 2020