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Avian flu: 16 million poultry slaughtered in France but the epizootic is decreasing

2022-05-02T10:42:34.236Z

This is the fourth wave of the epidemic since 2015. Each time, millions of animals must be euthanized.



Sixteen million poultry have been slaughtered in France since November to stem the avian flu epizootic, a record number of slaughters following an unprecedented outbreak in the Pays de la Loire region, we learned Monday from the ministry. of Agriculture.

"

The epidemic peak was passed at the end of March and the epizootic is decelerating

", however noted the ministry.

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Read alsoWhat you need to know about the avian flu epidemic which continues to progress

A slaughter, while the profession was barely emerging from a 2020-2021 year itself catastrophic and that the preventive measures to avoid a new episode had been strongly reinforced.

Alas, on November 27, a first outbreak was announced in a laying hen farm in Warhem, in the North.

On December 17, the ministry announced an additional one in a duck farm in the Gers.

The epidemic then quickly spread to other farms in Gers, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Read alsoA sadly record year for avian flu

Today, the only salvation seems to be through a vaccine.

There is "

no other solution in the long term

" estimated the Minister of Agriculture and Food Julien Denormandie, on January 7th.

Source: lefigaro

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