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05 Oct 2022

Bird flu detected in Whooper swan near Carrigallen, Co Leitrim

Bird flu detected in Hooper swan near Carrigallen, Co Leitrim

A fourth case of bird flu in a wild bird has confirmed by the Department of Agriculture at Gortermone, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim.

A Whooper swan, discovered was found to have been infected with a deadly strain of the virus.

The bird tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, which was also found in a dead swan in Tipperary last week.

Two other cases of bird flu were reported in recent weeks in wigeons - a species of duck.

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