Article Text

Avian influenza
Avian influenza outbreaks continue in France

Statistics from

FURTHER outbreaks of avian influenza in France since December last year have not increased the risk to the UK, according to the latest assessment of the outbreak by Defra's International Disease Monitoring (IDM) team.

The assessment, published on February 18, reports that, by that date, 72 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), caused by the H5N1, H5N2 and H5N9 strains of the virus, had been detected. In addition, seven outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI), caused by the H5N2 and H5N3 strains, had been reported.

The recent outbreaks had been detected as part of a clinical surveillance programme, and most had …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.