February 4, 2021

The avian flu situation in France is getting worse

With a total of 197 outbreaks of avian influenza H5N8 counted at the end of last week, France has become a “scarecrow” for a neighbouring country as 170 of those outbreaks are placed in the regions bordering Spain. Five of these regions are listed in a ministerial decree n which a preventive slaughter of birds could be ordered. These include all the municipalities in the Gers, Landes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrenees regions, and eleven municipalities in the Lot-et-Garonne region, according to Carnica magazine. Read more