In Charente-Maritime, avian flu mainly affects local wildlife

In the other cases, it was exclusively wild animals that were found struck down by the disease (six outbreaks on the islands of Ré and Oléron, on 7e on the mainland opposite Oléron).

Atypical dynamics

More than migrants, it is the local fauna that is particularly affected. “It’s quite atypical as dynamic”, explains Clara Marcé, deputy departmental director for the protection of populations. Gannets are among the main victims.

Temporary control zones have been set up around various outbreaks. “Everyone has a role to play in preventing the spread,” insists Clara Marcé. It is reminded that you must not touch or move a dead wild bird. It is also strongly recommended to alert the competent services (05 46 74 75 20 or 05 46 59 14 89).

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