after Corsica, a second outbreak detected in Yvelines

Analyzes revealed “the presence of the H5N8 virus, identical to that detected in Upper Corsica, not transmissible to humans,” said the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Through Le Figaro with AFP

A first outbreak had been detected in Upper Corsica.
A first outbreak had been detected in Upper Corsica. Olaf KRAAK / ANP / AFP

A second case of bird flu has been detected in France, in a pet store located in the Yvelines, three days after the announcement of a first outbreak in Haute-Corse, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture said on Thursday. Food.

“A new outbreak has just been confirmed by the National Health Security Agency (Anses) in a pet store in Yvelines”, indicates the ministry in a press release. Analyzes revealed “The presence of the H5N8 virus, identical to that detected in Haute-Corse, not transmissible to humans” and “The epidemiological investigation is continuing in order to identify the links between these two foci and the origin of the contamination”. All the birds in the Yvelines animal facility were euthanized and protection and surveillance zones were set up around the home, as in Corsica, according to the text. In Corsica, preventive bird slaughterings were carried out in backyards due to epidemiological links established with the first identified outbreak and therefore strong suspicions of contamination, underlines the ministry.

“Protective measures”

“To limit the spread of the virus and prevent it from reaching professional poultry sectors as much as possible”, the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie, calls “In particular animal facilities, transporters and private farmyard owners to strictly apply protective measures against avian influenza”.

After the outbreak of outbreaks in Russia and Kazakhstan this summer, the epizootic, which is not dangerous for humans, has recently progressed to Western Europe, where alert levels have been raised . The Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium are particularly affected. This virus is spread through migratory birds. The disease is not considered dangerous for humans and the consumption of poultry and eggs is not recommended.

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