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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Avian Influenza

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral infection which affects wild and domestic birds. The disease, which has a very high mortality rate in birds and can cause great financial losses, can also under certain conditions be transmitted to humans. Here we present information on the disease and on the pathogens which cause it.

A case of avian influenza was detected in a backyard flock in Dordogne on 25 November 2015.

To find out more, visit the website of the French Ministry of Agriculture (French only)