Friday, December 23, 2016

France: MOA Announces 4 More Farms Affected By H5N8


The number of outbreaks of farm outbreaks of HPAI H5N8 has increased to 47, and one additional wild bird detection has been announced, in today's update from the French Ministry of Agriculture.

Once again Gers is seeing the most activity, contributing 3 of the 4 new outbreaks to today's report.  The fourth new poultry outbreak is from Hautes-Pyrénées.

Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring
23/12/2016 avian influenza
Avian Flu

© Pascal Xicluna / Min.Agri.Fr

In France
Situation at 23 December 2016: 47 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 5 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.

Learn more about the epidemiological surveillance Animal Health platform .

Map of France with homes

Focus on households in farms

List of homes in the departments

  • Landes: 3 homes
  • Tarn: 7 homes
  • Gers: 26 homes
  • Lot-et-Garonne: 5 homes
  • Hautes-Pyrénées: 2 homes
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 2 homes
  • Aveyron: 2 homes

List of outbreaks in wildlife

  • Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
  • Haute-Savoie: 2 homes
  • Tarn: 1 home
  • Channel: 1 home

In addition the OIE has posted the notification on the first detection of Low Path H5N8 in France, which I mentioned in yesterday's blog.

With recent reports of HPAI H5N5 in the Netherlands and Montenegro, LPAI H5N1, LPAI H5N9, and now LPAI H5N8 . . .  H5 avian viruses continue to diversify as they spread across Europe.

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