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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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