“There's reason to expect this virus is here to stay, and it's not going to disappear."
The H5N1 virus has spread rapidly in the Pays de la Loire region since last month and hit Brittany mid-March, further up the Atlantic coast. The two regions are France's largest poultry producers.
Over 17 million birds have died or been culled due to the bird flu outbreak in the US.
New outbreaks were reported in domestic flocks throughout the eastern and central US, sparking a spike in egg prices as the Easter holiday approaches.
CDC isn't overly concerned as Avian Influenza outbreaks were found in domesticated flocks in Maryland, Missouri, Indiana, Connecticut and Iowa last week.
Some 935 outbreaks of HPAI have been detected in animals since late January, according to FAO.
New cases of avian influenza have been reported in domestic flocks in New York and Indiana.
14 million cases of avian influenza were reported in birds in 2021, more than the previous five years combined.
No human infections with HPAI have ever been detected in the US • Europe is experiencing its “strongest avian flu epidemic ever”
Florida reported its first cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza of the season last week.