Southwest: Eight New Cases of Bird Flu Detected

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Identified new cases of bird flu

In the southwest of France, 61 outbreaks of bird flu have been identified …

The discovery of new cases of bird flu never ends. After eleven outbreaks recorded between Thursday and Sunday in the southwest, eight new outbreaks of bird flu were identified on Monday, all in the Landes department. Bringing the total to 61 cases, said the Ministry of Agriculture Tuesday noon.

27 cases in the Landes

On Monday, an outbreak was identified in Cagnotte, following a clinical suspicion in a duck feeding workshop. The same day, seven outbreaks were reported in ducks feeding workshops as part of an output for slaughter from the restricted area of ​​Doazit: Eyres Moncube three homes and four to Cazalis in Hauriet, and in Mugron to Montsoue.

Since the confirmation of a case of bird flu in Dordogne in late November – the first in France since 2007 – to date there are 27 cases in the Landes, in the Dordogne there are 12 cases.  10 cases have been confirmed in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Gers has 9 cases, 2 in the Hautes-Pyrenees and Haute-Vienne has one case.

” Under control “

Avian influenza is “under control” and the French have “no concern” that the virus is not transmitted to humans, said Tuesday the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, on RMC / BFM TV.

 

“This is a virus that is spread when birds are released and is not transmitted at all when you eat meat,” he said.

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