Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Transmissible to Humans

Last Modified: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 09:16:24 IST
Disease name Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Transmissible to Humans
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Avian
Description Avian influenza (AI) viruses infect domestic poultry as well as pet, zoo, and wild birds. In domestic poultry, AI viruses are typically of low pathogenicity (LPAI), causing subclinical infections, respiratory disease, or drops in egg production. However, a few AI viruses cause severe systemic infections with high mortality. LPAI typically cause little or no clinical signs. (For Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza HPAI please see corresponding page). AI viruses (both LPAI and HPAI) can occasionally affect humans, but usually after close contact with infected birds has occurred.
Status in Ireland Disease Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland June 2020
DAFM Division Responsible VPHPPH
Contact Pigandpoultryhealth@agriculture.gov.ie
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)
Link to relevant external website
Avian influenza (woah.org)
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/avian-influenza/