Friday, February 24, 2017

France: MOA Announces 38 Additional H5N8 Farm Outbreaks
















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The number of farms affected by the HPAI H5N8 virus continues to rise rapidly in France, with 38 new outbreaks and 13 new detections in wild birds reported since last Tuesday. This is an increase of 141 cases over the past 21 days (see Feb 3rd's 200th H5N8 Outbreak In Poultry Farms Over Past 60 Days).
 

Earlier this week officials announced plans to completely cull the duck population in Landes, the hardest hit region of southern France (France Expands Preemptive Culling As H5N8 Outbreaks Exceed 300), in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus. 

According to the latest report by France's ESA (Epidemiosurveillance Santé Animale) - dated Februrary 21st - the tallys so far this fall's HPAI H5Nx epizootic across Europe:
The total number of outbreaks and cases of HPAI reported continues to increase and is now to 1779 including 965 in wild birds (72 species affected), 777 livestock and 37 in the avifauna captive.

Based on those numbers, France accounts for roughly 40% of the farm-related outbreaks in Europe this winter.  The latest update from the French MOA follows:

H5N8 avian influenza: monitoring the spread of the virus in farms and wildlife

24/02/2017 avian influenza
© Pascal Xicluna / Min.Agri.Fr


In France

 
Situation at February 24, 2017: 341 H5N8 outbreaks in farms and 41 cases in wildlife confirmed and communicated.

Learn more about the epidemiological surveillance Animal Health platform .
List of homes in the departments

  • Country: 183
  • Tarn : 8
  • Gers : 94
  • Lot-et-Garonne: 9
  • Hautes-Pyrénées: 25
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 16
  • Aveyron : 2
  • Deux-Sèvres: 3
  • Lot: 1
 List of cases in wildlife
  • Pas-de-Calais: 1
  • Haute-Savoie: 2
  • Tarn : 2
  • Manche: 1
  • Ain : 17
  • Lot-et-Garonne: 2
  • Country: 3
  • Gers : 7
  • Loire-Atlantique: 1
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques: 3
  • Vosges: 2
 

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