Avian Influenza of high pathogenicity (H5N1, H5N2, and H5N9) in poultry in France

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Animal & Plant Health Agency
Veterinary & Science Policy Advice Team – International Disease Monitoring
Updated Outbreak Assessment
Avian Influenza of high pathogenicity (H5N1, H5N2,and H5N9) in poultry in France 23 December 2015 Ref: VITT/1200 HPAI in France
Disease ReportSince the last update on the 16th December, more outbreaks in poultry have been reported as a result of increased surveillance in South West France (Ministère de l’Agriculture,
France, 2015; see map – not all outbreaks visible at this scale). To date there are 61 outbreaks of HPAI H5 (N1, N2 and N9), 54 of which have been reported to the EU Animal Disease Notification System. Six regions are affected –Dordogne (12 outbreaks); Landes (27 outbreaks); HauteVienne (1); Gers (9); Pyrenees Atlantique (10) and; Haute Pyrenees (2). The situation continues to evolve and the French Authorities have increased the size of restriction zones to cover more regions (hatched / grey area in map) and this has been adopted by the European Commission under special written procedure (SANTE/7135/2015). Movements of live birds from any control zone are subject to pre-movement testing, which has led to the detection of more infected flocks, but does provide some additional assurance http://agriculture.gouv.fr/la-liste-descommunes-de-la-zone-reglementee-influenza-aviaire

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