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No new measures against bird flu

Ireland will not be introducing any further control measures to prevent an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland, despite confirmation of a case of bird flu in a swan in Scotland.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
8th April, 2006

Ireland will not be introducing any further control measures to prevent an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland, despite confirmation of a case of bird flu in a swan in Scotland.

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan, said on Friday that, based on her department’s risk analysis and the opinion expressed by the government-appointed Avian Influenza Expert Advisory group, no new measures were needed.

The expert group met last Friday to...

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