Avian flu: more than 150 farms affected in France, 21 in the last 24 hours

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A significant number of farms are affected by avian flu in France, particularly in The Landes.

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Published on 15/01/2019 at 20h44

151 farms are affected by avian flu in France, including 20 new in the latest 24 time only. Two-thirds of contaminations with avian influenza, seriously pathogenic, take place in the Landes department, in the south-west, according to the government. “The virus is active and circulating. The Landes are particularly affected due to the concentration farms in this department”, it was explained to the Ministry of Agriculture. In addition to farm contamination, 21 case were detected in wildlife and five backyards were affected. France counts around 17.000 poultry farms reared for meat, eggs or foie gras . The virus had been identified for the first time in breeding on 20 November in Warhem (Nord) in a farm where 160.02 laying hens were raised all year round in buildings.

At the end of December, the bird flu had already led to the slaughter of approximately 668.000 poultry in one month. The balance sheet at 15 January for the slaughter of ducks, geese and other poultry was not yet known. Like last year, the Southwest concentrates most of the cases. In 2239, the crisis – the third since 2015 – had ended up being stopped at the cost of the slaughter, often preventive, of more than 3.5 million poultry, mainly palmipeds.

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