Keyword: bird flu

France prepares new cull of ducks over bird flu fears

Amid the third epidemic of bird flu in France in the space of five years, and which has already resulted in the killing of around 700,000 birds since the outbreak was first discovered in December, a new cull of hundreds of thousands, mostly ducks,is to begin within days.

France plans mass duck slaughter as bird flu hits foie gras

The H5N8 virus was first detected in a bird in a pet shop on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in November before spreading to duck farms on the mainland in December.

France confirms case of H5N8 bird flu in the north

The highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu had been confirmed on a farm in northern France.

France culls hundreds of thousands of ducks to fight bird flu

The H5N8 strain of aviation influenza has been affecting south-west France since November, hitting 95 farms with a mortality rate of 30 percent.

France reports another bird flu strain in southwest

Discovery of H5N9 avian influenza among poultry in south-west France is the third strain of bird flu to be confirmed this month in the region.



French avian flu outbreak prompts slaughter of thousands of birds

The discovery in parts of France of a particularly virulent form of the H5N8 virus, thought to be spread by migrating birds, has led to the slaughter of farmed ducks and geese just as foie gras producers were gearing up for their busiest sales season.

France detects first H5N8 bird flu case on farm

The virus killed 2,000 out of a flock of 5,000 ducks on a farm in the Tarn area of south-west France and the remaining birds are to be culled.

France finds H5N8 bird flu in wild ducks

Local authorities increase surveillance in northern France after severe bird flu strain found in wild ducks used as callers for waterfowl hunting.

France detects first bird flu outbreak in eight years

The first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens since 2007 has been confirmed in Dordogne in south-west France.