Keyword: H5N8

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 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.