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#France confirms a #poultry #farm infected with #H5N8 #birdflu near #Belgium border (Xinhua, Jul 1 ‘17)


Title: #France confirms a #poultry #farm infected with #H5N8 #birdflu near #Belgium border.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry enzootic in the European Region, France / Belgium border.

Source: Xinhua, full page: (LINK).

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France confirms case of H5N8 bird flu near Belgium border

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Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-01 05:07:40|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao

PARIS, June 30 (Xinhua) -- France's agriculture ministry confirmed on Friday a new case of bird flu on a poultry farm in the northern Brillon region, near French-Belgian border.

"A case of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu is confirmed on June 30 on a poultry farm in Brillon," the ministry said in a statement.

The affected poultry was located 15 kilometers from a non-commercial farm in Tournai where 11 cases of avian flu have been detected in June, the ministry added.

"To rapidly stop the virus' spread, protection and surveillance zones are set up immediately... In these areas, movement of all susceptible animals is prohibited and bio-security measures are reinforced," the ministry said.

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Keywords: France; Belgium; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry.

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