France reports case of highly pathogenic bird flu – archyde

The local authorities have not yet been able to identify the tribe, reported Reuters. In a statement, the ministry said all chickens should be slaughtered and the farm disinfected to prevent the spread of disease.

The outbreak has followed multiple outbreaks at poultry farms in Europe and Asia in the past few weeks, which is a sign that the virus is again spreading rapidly.

Several cases of serious avian flu were detected in backyard poultry and one wild bird in France last month, prompting the government to make domestic poultry flocks compulsory.

A massive virus wave last winter resulted in authorities killing over 3 million ducks in their southwest duck farming region, known for the production of foie gras.

Outbreaks can lead importing countries, particularly in Asia, to impose trade restrictions on poultry products.

Avian flu is often transmitted by migratory birds.

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