France sees sharp rise in avian influenza cases

Cases on 20 breeding facilities confirmed since August 1
calendar icon 13 October 2022
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The health situation with regard to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPIA) has deteriorated in recent weeks, according to an update from the department of agriculture.

The number of cases of avian influenza in livestock and wildlife is increasing sharply in metropolitan France. As autumn approaches, a period at risk due to falling temperatures and the beginning of bird migrations, the level of risk was raised from "negligible" to "moderate" throughout the national territory. 

As of October 2, this change is accompanied by a strengthening of surveillance of poultry farms and protection measures.

As of October 10, cases on 20 breeding facilities have been confirmed since August 1.

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