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France: H5N1 in poultry in Lot-et-Garonne

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  • France: H5N1 in poultry in Lot-et-Garonne


    first case of avian flu, more than 13,000 poultry slaughtered
    by archyw
    January 14, 2022

    Until then preserved from this other epidemic wave, Lot-et-Garonne has been listed since Friday in the mapping of departments affected by avian flu. After laboratory analyzes, the H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected in a duck farm in Clairac.

    The farm had received these ducks for the purpose of force-feeding, but the Gers farm from which these animals came had been previously contaminated. “Preliminary analyzes are carried out before each movement but as the samples are taken according to samples, there are no absolute guarantees”, explains Jean-Marc Toullieu, deputy director of the DDESTPP (Departmental Directorate of Employment, work, solidarity and the protection of populations). As soon as “the epidemiological link” established, the Clairacais breeding was placed under surveillance then the result of the analyzes led the State services to act quickly and to slaughter the 840 palmipeds of the breeding as of Saturday...

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