Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

France: H5N8 avian influenza near Belgium border

1 July, 2017

France's agriculture ministry confirmed on Friday a new case of avian influenza on a poultry farm in the northern Brillon region, near French-Belgian border.
The case was reported about 15 km (9 miles) from where another outbreak was confirmed in Tournai, Belgium, on June, the ministry said in the statement.
It said 11 cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Belgium since the start of June.
France is slowly recovering from a bird flu crisis that hammered the duck industry in southwestern France.