Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MOA: H5N8 Spreads To 2 More French Departments


The French Ministry of Agriculture has updated their avian influenza surveillance page, adding 3 new outbreaks since yesterday, including a fifth detection in Gers, and two detections in previously unaffected Departments; Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Aveyron

In France

Situation at 14 December 2016: 19 confirmed H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 2 cases in wildlife.

Learn more about the epidemiological surveillance Animal Health platform .

List of outbreaks on farms

Tarn: 7 homes
Gers: 5 homes
Lot-et-Garonne: 4 homes
Hautes-Pyrénées: 1 home
Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 1 home
Aveyron: 1 home

List of outbreaks in wildlife
Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
Haute-Savoie: 1 home

On 2 December 2016, a case was confirmed on a seagull in the town of Evian.
A l'international

Since the last update on the situation on 5 December 2016 , new highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N8 were reported in Europe.

The total number of outbreaks and cases reported continues to increase and is now 406:

    including 245 in the wild bird,
    155 in farms,
    and 6 in the captive birds.

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