Monday, January 16, 2017

France : MOH Announces 15 More H5N8 Poultry Outbreaks


Today the French MOA added another 15 H5N8 poultry oubreaks, and 3 new wild bird detections, to their list - bringing the number of farm outbreaks to 129 since the first week of December.   These are just the HPAI H5N8 outbreaks, and do not include numerous LPAI outbreaks in the same regions.
While Gers has been the hardest hit department of late, this latest surge comes almost entirely from Landes, which reported 13 outbreaks between January 10th-13th.  

Gers and Landes - along with Haute-Pyrenees - have been targeted for extended prophylactic culling of ducks and geese, to try to curb these outbreaks.  While scattered outbreaks are still being reported across Europe, France and Bulgaria appear to be getting the worst of it the past couple of weeks.

Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring

16/01/2017 avian influenza
© Pascal Xicluna / Min.Agri.Fr

In France

Situation on January 16, 2017: 129 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 8 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.
List of homes in the departments
  • Landes: 34 homes
  • Tarn: 8 homes
  • Gers: 66 homes
  • Lot-et-Garonne: 7 homes
  • Hautes-Pyrénées: 6 homes
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 3 homes
  • Aveyron: 2 homes
  • Deux-Sèvres: 3 homes

List of outbreaks in wildlife

  • Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
  • Haute-Savoie: 2 homes
  • Tarn: 2 homes
  • Channel: 1 home
  • Ain : 1 foyer
  • Lot et Garonne 1 home


the data updated 01/08/2017

Since the last point location January 2, 84 new outbreaks of HPAI were reported in Europe, which also includes Switzerland, mainly in Bulgaria (25 breeding households), and France (20 breeding households).

The virus has now been detected:

- Slovenia (Maribor swan 1)
- and the Czech Republic (Moravia, 3 wild cases and aged in household).

The total number of outbreaks of HPAI and reported cases continues to increase and is now 809 (against 724 last week) including 368 in wild birds (58 species affected), 428 livestock and 13 in of captive birds.

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