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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Avian flu outbreak causes drop in egg production

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Avian Influenza in ten flocks in Co Monaghan.

This outbreak has lead to a 15% drop in egg production.

The Department stated that this particular type of the Avian Influenza (Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza of the H6N1 subtype) is not a public health concern.

The Irish Egg Association confirmed to RTÉ that half a million eggs have been culled.

The Department, along with representatives from the sector are taking measures aimed to control the outbreak.


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