Bird flu is spreading – This season is the hardest so far!

In France, 21 poultry farms were infected in just 24 hours, while the Veterinary Administration of Great Britain says that this season of bird flu is the worst so far and that there are the most reported infected birds.

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Bird flu is spreading in France and it is infected in that country 151 poultry farm, the authorities there said, adding that the southwestern part of the country was the most affected. In just 24 hours, 21 farms were infected, the French Ministry of Agriculture announced.

France has about 20,000 farms poultry raised for meat, eggs or for the production of duck or goose liver pate, which is a specialty in the country.

The bird flu was first identified this winter on November 26 in the north of France, and has since spread to other farms in the north and reached the southwest, where most cases of infection are now concentrated.

The worst season of bird flu in Europe

This season is the hardest so far when it comes to the speed of the spread of bird flu and the number of infected birds. There are many theories as to why this is so, says Christine Middlemiss, head of the UK Veterinary Service, but there is no concrete evidence yet. It may have to do with immunity in wild birds, or the way they mix with other birds. There is a possibility that the spread will be affected by climate change, as well as the path taken by birds.

This is all not a “typical” season of bird flu, because every season is different and every case is different, point out the Veterinary Administration of Great Britain, but in general, during the last 15 years or so, what scientists are noticing with bird flu, especially in northern Europe, is that infections are occurring that are recurring in wild migratory birds.

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Every two to three years, the virus evolves in wild migratory birds. Scientists estimate this on the basis of a surveillance program that gives them an early warning of what is happening. This then turns into an infection that attacks domestic poultry – whether it is poultry in the yard or on commercial farms. Last winter season it was even 26 infected facilities in the UK, which was the highest ever. Back in 2003, the Netherlands had over 200 confirmed cases. Thus, the virus fluctuates.

So far this year most applications bird flu in Europe. Italy has almost 300 applications, Hungary is approaching 100. It has recently doubled, the number in France and the Netherlands. There is indeed an increase in the number of cases across Western Europe.

Symptoms of bird flu

H5N1, occurs in birds such as chickens and turkeys and can cause a series of symptoms – respiratory or neurological. In birds, a twisted neck can occur. You may have white crests or some kind of eye leak and so on, and maybe diarrhea, and then a quick death. Mortality increases rapidly, in general, when you hold on a large number of birds together.


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