Infection with High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza viruses

Last Modified: Fri, 03 May 2024 13:19:32 IST
Disease name Infection with High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza viruses
Animal Health Law Category if applicable A, D, E
Species affected Avian
Description Avian influenza (AI) viruses infect domestic poultry as well as pet, zoo, and wild birds. Of these viruses some cause severe systemic infections with high mortality. This highly pathogenic (HPAI) form of the disease has historically been called fowl plague. HPAI viruses can occasionally affect humans, but usually after close contact with infected birds has occurred.
Status in Ireland Absent in Poultry Present in wildlife
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland November '22 in poultry
DAFM Division Responsible NDCC

Animal Health Law 2016/429

2020/687 - rules for prevention and control of certain listed diseases

2020/689 rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (

Link to relevant external website
Terrestrial Code Online Access - WOAH - World Organisation for Animal Health HPAI
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes