Dordogne & Landes, France
Although we aren’t provided specifics on the subtype and/or strain of the virus, the France’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced the detection of at least three new outbreaks of `highly pathogenic avian influenza’ , with one outbreak apparently in Dordogne and two in Landes.
In the past two weeks we’ve seen three outbreaks of HPAI H5 in Dordogne, France, with at two described as being a new European reassortant H5N1, and one as HPAI H5N2. Details on the lineage of the H5N2 virus detected have not yet been released.
First the official communiqué from the French MOA, followed by an AFP media report.
Following the detection of three outbreaks of avian influenza in the Dordogne enhanced surveillance was put into place on the entire national territory, including active surveillance of clinical signs of avian influenza in sensitive species. The abnormal mortality detected by farmers have also led to systematic sampling.
Many are suspicions already raised but three new highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in poultry have been confirmed, both in the Landes (guinea fowl and ducks) and Dordogne (ducks).
For more information on health situation: http://agriculture.gouv.fr/en-savoir-plus-sur-linfluenza-aviaire
The Ministry of Agriculture decided immediately deploying protective measures to prevent the risk of disease spread in the new outbreaks and new departments affected by avian influenza (protection zones and surveillance measures biosecurity, animal slaughter of households)
The Government has mobilized professionals concerned side to help them cope with this disease
Stéphane Le Foll, reminds consumers that avian influenza is not transmissible to humans through the consumption of meat, eggs, foie gras and more generally any food product.
And this is a fourth case of avian influenza has been detected in the Dordogne in Cénac-et-Saint-Julien where slaughter of the entire operation is under way on Monday. Furthermore, analyzes revealed cases of avian influenza in three flocks of Landes.
Published 07/12/2015 | 12:11, updated the 07/12/2015 | 12:11Three new outbreaks of bird flu were detected in the Dordogne, where a first outbreak was discovered in late November, and two in the Landes department spared so far, announced Monday the Ministry of Agriculture.
Three new highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in poultry have been confirmed, both in the Landes (guinea fowl and ducks) and Dordogne (Ducks)
Hopefully we’ll get more complete details on the subtype/lineage of these outbreaks (including last week’s H5N2 outbreak in Dordogne) in the next few days.