14 July 2022
HPAI has been detected in wild sea birds at a number of locations in Northern Ireland. For more information please see link below.
01 June 2022
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) which was introduced to help stop the spread of avian influenza was lifted on Wednesday 1 June 2022. Poultry gatherings, shows and sales are now permitted under general licence.
As infection may still be circulating in the environment, scrupulous standards of biosecurity remain essential. The enhanced biosecurity requirements that were brought in as part of the AIPZ should still be considered good practice and guidance adhered to as much as practically possible by flock keepers.
See DAERA Press Release
Current AI Situation
Cases in Northern Ireland
A map detailing all TCZs, PZs and SZs can be accessed at the Avian Influenza Map Viewer (daera-ni.gov.uk).
The following cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland, with no further cases in poultry since early February 2022.
- in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone
- in Broughshane, County Antrim
- in Armagh, County Armagh
- in Coagh, County Tyrone
- in Ballinderry, County Londonderry
- in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
For a more detailed timeline of the cases in Northern Ireland, please click here.
Cases in the Republic of Ireland
The following cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland
- five in County Monaghan - in three of these cases, the SZ extended into Northern Ireland
- County Cavan - SZ extended into Northern Ireland
DAERA worked closely with DAFM to establish corresponding zones.
For more details, visit the DAFM website(external link opens in a new window / tab).
Cases in Great Britain
Since the first case confirmed in this outbreak on the 26 October 2021, 124 cases of HPAI H5N1 have been confirmed in Great Britain.
For details of cases in:
- England - see the Defra website(external link opens in a new window / tab)
- Scotland - see the Scottish Government website(external link opens in a new window / tab)
- Wales - see the Welsh Government website(external link opens in a new window / tab)
The Department continues to work closely with colleagues in DEFRA and DAFM to monitor the situation across GB and the ROI.