Bird flu news: Horror as dozens of dead swans are found in France | World | New


After up to 60 of the birds were found dead, access to the lake was closed to prevent further spread of the virus to domestic poultry.

20 minutes.fr reports that the analyzes carried out on this significant swan mortality revealed the H5 strain of avian influenza, which has been present in Europe for several months.

On November 5, the risk of avian flu in mainland France was raised to “high”, forcing all poultry farms to confine their animals to avoid contact with migrating birds, potentially carriers of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus ( IAHP), commonly known as avian influenza.

Most of the time, it does not infect humans, although in rare cases it can be transmissible.

Last winter, France recorded nearly 500 outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry farms, mainly in the southwest, which resulted in the culling of more than 3.5 million birds, mainly ducks.

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Ban on boating and sports and leisure activities on Lake Madine.

Last year, 13 European Union member states confirmed cases of bird flu – Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, France and Hungary, Reuters reports.

More than 30 countries have reported outbreaks in the past year, in most cases involving wild birds such as swans.

Globally, the H5N1 virus has killed nearly 200 people out of more than 300 known cases, according to the World Health Organization.


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