LPAI in Irish game birds

04-04-2012 | | |
LPAI in Irish game birds

Test results on suspected game birds in Cork, Ireland have revealed a case of low pathogenic Avian Influenza.

 

There is no risk to public health, despite the outbreak in a flock of pheasants in Clonakilty, the department of agriculture has said.

A statement from the department read: “The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that final laboratory test results confirm that the avian influenza virus found last week in samples from pheasants in a flock of game birds on a premises near Clonakilty in Cork are, as expected, a low pathogenic strain of the virus and here is no risk to public health as a result.

“In addition, laboratory results from a broiler flock in the same area tested negative for Avian Influenza indicating that the virus has not spread.”

It is the 1st time bird flu has been detected in Ireland in 14 years.

Source: Inside Ireland

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