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Bird Flu found in Tipperary

The Department of Agricultutr has confirmed the second case of avian flu in Ireland in 2017.

The H5N8 strain of avian influenza or bird flu was confirmed in the last week in a swan in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary.

It’s the third case detected in wild birds in Ireland since the current outbreak of H5N8 began in Europe at the end of October 2016.

Bird flu or avian flu is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans. There are many different strains of bird flu virus, most of which don’t infect humans

No cases have yet been detected in poultry in the country.

More to follow…

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Paddy is your run of the mill, mild mannered lad from Tipperary. His love for sport and competing has brought him to Vienna and Padova as well as many other places to take part in marathons. Paddy loves writing about local politics and current affairs as well as claiming to be a sports guru. Paddy set up the Tipperary Times to bring fresh relevant information to the people of Tipperary and those who have left the green pastures of the Premier County but still want to know whats happening at home.