A wild goose infected with bird flu found dead in Blanquefort

Cases of avian flu in wildlife have already been detected this summer on the Atlantic coast (Normandy, Brittany, Deux-Sèvres, Charente-Maritime) and a case has just been identified in the Bordeaux metropolis. A wild goose (Canada goose) was found infected with the avian influenza virus in the Majolan park in Blanquefort,reported this Wednesday the prefect of Gironde, Fabienne Buccio.

Avoid spread to farms

The representative of the State issued an order delimiting a Temporary Control Zone (ZCT). It concerns the municipalities of Blanquefort, Le Bouscat, Bruges, Eysines, Le Haillan and Le Taillan-Médoc. As a reminder, this virus is not transmissible to humans and the consumption of meat, foie gras or poultry eggs poses no risk to human health. The measures provided for in this decree aim to strengthen surveillance and limit the spread of this disease to farms.

The prefecture recalls that “professionals must provide appropriate shelter for their animals. And, private owners of poultry and birds must keep them in confinement or under a net in order to prohibit potential contact with wild birds. »

The control zone may be lifted at the earliest after 21 days, “if no case of avian flu is identified in the population of wild birds and if the epidemiological situation allows it”, specify the authorities.

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