More Low Path Bird Flu Found in France

22 September 2016, at 12:00am

FRANCE - Another outbreak of low pathogenic bird flu has been discovered in France.

The outbreak was found in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region, during surveillance. Six thousand birds were destroyed as a result of the outbreak.

France recently lifted restrictions on the movement of waterfowl in the south-eastern regions, saying that the outbreaks of avian influenza that began in 2015 have ended. Officials said that recent outbreaks of low-pathogenic versions of the disease did not mean the eradication strategy was ineffective, and producers should continue to exercise vigilance and good biosecurity.

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