Monday, January 09, 2017

France: MOA Announces 14 Additional HPAI H5N8 Outbreaks


















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Meanwhile, in the four days since our last update, the French MOA has announced 14 new outbreaks of HPAI on Farms, with 12 of those in Gers and 2 in Landes.  

Last week, with outbreaks still rising, France announced a prophylactic cull of all ducks and geese in three departments  (Gers, Landes, and Haute-Pyrenees), rather than waiting to address individual outbreaks.



Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring

09/01/2017 avian influenza
© Pascal Xicluna / Min.Agri.Fr

In France

Situation on January 9, 2017: 109 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 5 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.

Learn more about the epidemiological surveillance Animal Health platform .

List of homes in the departments

  • Landes: 19 homes
  • Tarn: 8 homes
  • Gers: 63 homes
  • Lot-et-Garonne: 7 homes
  • Hautes-Pyrénées: 5 homes
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 3 homes
  • Aveyron: 2 homes
  • Deux-Sèvres: 2 homes

List of outbreaks in wildlife

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

Since the latter situation December 26 on, 57 new outbreaks of HPAI H5N8 subtype were reported in Europe (European Union plus Switzerland):

- in France (23 breeding foci)
- Poland (10 outbreaks in livestock)
- Germany (breeding 6 homes)
- and Hungary (5 households with a wild).

The virus has also been detected recently in Slovakia (in Bratislava galliformes breeding) and Ireland (in Wexford County in a widgeon).

The total number of outbreaks and cases reported continues to increase and is now 724 (compared to 667 last week) including 351 in wild birds (57 species affected), 364 and 9 in farms of captive birds (Tables 1 & 2).

For more information: ESA Platform

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