What is bird flu? – 20 Minutes
Ducks, geese and chickens are the main victims. Every year, many poultry farms are affected by bird flu. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, 127 outbreaks were confirmed in French farms this winter, including 119 in the Landes. A figure that has doubled in a week.
To prevent an even greater proliferation, the state has ordered slaughtering to be speeded up, while more than 600,000 ducks have been euthanized in France since December.
But what exactly is bird flu? How is this disease spread? And is it dangerous for humans? We explain everything in the video at the top of this article.