Avian influenza - Bird Flu

Avian flu has been detected in Ireland.

The advice to members of the public is not to handle sick or dead wild birds and report any sightings of such wild birds to the local Regional Veterinary Office or contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The risk of transmission to people is low and there is guidance that you must follow to help keep you safe.”

Contact details for the regional veterinary office ( Clonminch) is tullamoreexports@agriculture.gov.ie or 0579370304

Please see gov.ie - Avian influenza - Bird Flu (www.gov.ie) for further information.