With 95 farm outbreaks reported in just over a month, France's MOA has decided to begin a prophylactic cull of nearly all `healthy web-footed birds bred outdoors' in the three hardest hit departments (Gers, Landes, and Haute-Pyrenees), rather than waiting to cull individual outbreaks.
Details are available in this report from EFE. France to preventively cull 800,000 birds to deter bird flu propagation.
Meanwhile, another day brings another report from the MOA, adding 6 more outbreaks since Tuesday's report.
Avian Influenza: France in the home monitoring
05/01/2017 avian influenza
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Situation on January 5, 2017: 95 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 5 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.
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List of homes in the departments
List of outbreaks in wildlife
- Landes: 17 homes
- Tarn: 8 homes
- Gers: 51 homes
- Lot-et-Garonne: 7 homes
- Hautes-Pyrénées: 5 homes
- Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 3 homes
- Aveyron: 2 homes
- Deux-Sèvres: 2 homes
- Pas-de-Calais: 1 home
- Haute-Savoie: 2 homes
- Tarn: 1 home
- Channel: 1 home