The number and scope of Europe's H5N8 outbreaks continue to rise, with literally hundreds of outbreaks spread across a dozen EU states. Some areas are reporting a reduction in outbreaks, but the crisis is far from ended.
Intermingled among these H5N8 outbreaks we've also seen a handful of other HPAI detections, including H5N5 and H5N9, along with several Low Path (LPAI) subtypes.
France, which did not report its first outbreak in poultry until early December, continues to be badly affected. Last Friday, the count sat at 47 outbreaks, as of yesterday, that number had jumped to 64.
Much of the increase in outbreaks over the past two weeks has been centered in the department of Gers, which has jumped from 5 outbreaks to 34 outbreaks over the past 14 days.
Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring
29/12/2016 avian influenza
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Situation at 28 December 2016: 64 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 5 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.
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Map of France with homes
Focus on households in farms
List of homes in the departments
List of outbreaks in wildlife
- Landes: 6 homes
- Tarn: 8 homes
- Gers: 34 homes
- Lot-et-Garonne: 7 homes
- Hautes-Pyrénées: 5 homes
- Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 2 homes
- Aveyron: 2 homes
- Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
- Haute-Savoie: 2 homes
- Tarn: 1 home
- Channel: 1 home