a decimated duck farm in the Dombes

Sixteen years since that had happened. This Saturday, the prefecture of Ain informed of the taking of an order following the detection of an outbreak of avian flu in a duck farm located in Saint-Nizier-le-D├ęsert, in Dombes (Ain ).

A situation that finds an echo in the past. On February 18, 2006, the department was the very first in France to identify a case of H5N1 in wildlife. (read elsewhere). Five days after the discovery of a dead duck in Joyeux, all of the poultry on a farm had to be slaughtered because they were infected with the virus, in Versailleux, a town located a few kilometers away as the crow flies.

On the strength of this experience, the health authorities reacted tit for tat. Detected this Friday, the first suspected cases were quickly diagnosed as proven. Saturday morning, the veterinary services were already in battle order on the farm concerned, located on the edge of the RD 70b, in the town of…

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