“Vaccination, it is done mainly in relation to the risk of avian flu. So we want to vaccinate when the risk is going to be the greatest and this risk, generally, is the moment when it corresponds to the migrations of birds.“, explains Maxime Collin, veterinarian. If the vaccine is banned in farms, the Ministry of Agriculture has made it compulsory in zoos since France entered a” high “risk level at the end of the year 2020.
In its current form, avian influenza, or avian influenza, is not transmissible to humans and only affects birds. A proven case in a zoo would result in the culling of all the birds in the park, some of which are protected. As of December 28, 2020, 18 outbreaks had been identified in France in duck farms which had to slaughter all of their birds. In the wild, autopsies on dead animals have revealed cases of bird flu in geese, swans, buzzards and gulls.