France, which didn't report any outbreaks of H5N8 on farms until early December, has seen a rapid acceleration of outbreaks over the past week, with 7 new farms reported as infected in the past 24 hours.
Six of the new outbreaks are in the hard hit Department of Gers, now with 23 farms affected. A 7th outbreak is reported in Aveyron.
In addition to HPAI H5N8, new strains of low pathogenic H5N9 and LPAI H5N1 have been reported to the OIE in the past couple of days, and a French media report today mentions LPAI H5N8 has been detected as well.
Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring
22/12/2016 avian influenza
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Situation at 22 December 2016: 43 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 4 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
- Landes: 3 homes
- Tarn: 7 homes
- Gers: 23 homes
- Lot-et-Garonne: 5 homes
- Hautes-Pyrénées: 1 home
- Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 2 homes
- Aveyron: 2 homes
List of outbreaks in wildlife
Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
On November 26, a first case H5N8 was confirmed in the municipality of Marck (Pas-de-Calais) on 20 wild ducks used as decoys for hunting waterfowl.
Haute-Savoie: 2 homes
Tarn: 1 home