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Avian Influenza/Bird Flu - Notice

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Avian Influenza/Bird Flu - Notice

Dún Laoghare-Rathdown County Council wishes to alert the public that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza HPAI (H5N1), known as ‘Bird Flu’ is currently circulating in wild birds, especially in breeding seabirds around Ireland.

Notify any suspected cases via the Avian Check App or phone 01 607 2512 (01 492 8026 outside of office hours).

Members of the public are urged to avoid coming into close contact with any dead/injured seabird. Over the last two weeks in particular large numbers of dead Gannets have been detected at breeding colonies off the Irish Coast and are now being washed up ashore.

As advised on the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine website, members of the public are advised to:

• Not to handle sick or dead wild birds;
• Not to bring sick wild birds home;
• Keep pets away from sick and dead wild birds (dogs should be kept on a leash where sick or dead wild birds are present).

Please notify the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine of any suspected avian influenza cases. 

More information can be found here.


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