PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (47): France (CN) mallard ducks, LPAI H5, OIE

Avian Influenza H5N8 — France
A duck farm in central France has detected a low-pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health confirmed. The mild strain of the virus was found among a flock of 2600 ducks in Marolle-en-Sologne, Loir-et-Cher administrative department.
In a report, the French agriculture ministry said the free-range ducks are to be culled. It added that the disease was found as part of planned surveillance and the ducks had shown no clinical signs.
It comes as UK poultry farmers