The French Ministry of Agriculture issued an announcement on the morning of the 8th local time that the national reference laboratory of the French National Food, Environment and Labor Health (ANSES) confirmed on the same day that a duck farm in the department of Lande in southwest France had an epidemic of H5N8 avian influenza. Starting from the 5th of this month, 6,000 people raised here A duck has a high lethality rate.
The French Ministry of Agriculture said that this is the first outbreak in poultry farms since the virus was discovered in laboratory birds in mid-November this year, and the virus is currently spreading through migratory birds in wild birds in Europe.
The announcement also said that for preventive purposes, the Provincial Government of Land had ordered the euthanasia of all ducks in the farm on December 6, and from the 7th, a protected area was set up within 3 kilometers centered on the duck farm and a monitoring area within 10 kilometers. In these two areas, all poultry are prohibited from flowing.
The French Ministry of Agriculture also specifically warned that bird flu does not spread to humans through the consumption of poultry meat, eggs and other related products.