France confirmed its aim to launch a vaccination programme against bird flu in the autumn after results from a series of tests on the vaccination of ducks showed ‘satisfactory effectiveness’, the farm ministry said. Updated ago Ducklings are seen inside a poultry farm in Castelnau-Tursan, France, January 24, 2023.
REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo/File Photo PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – France confirmed its aim to launch a vaccination programme against bird flu in the autumn after results from a series of tests on the vaccination of ducks showed “satisfactory effectiveness”, the farm ministry said.
A severe strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, has ravaged poultry production around the world, leading to the culling of over 200 million birds in the past 18 months. France has been the worst hit country in the European Union and is facing a strong
of outbreaks since early this month in the southwestern part of the country, mainly among ducks. It had already launched a pre-order of 80 million vaccines last month, which needed to be confirmed based on final tests carried out by French health safety agency ANSES. headtopics.
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