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France Impose Strict Safety Checks After Bird Flu Hits Europe

Within Europe, several countries have reported outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of the avian influenza virus H5N8.  With Germany, Austria, Croatia and Switzerland all officially reporting outbreaks of bird flu, which concerned a particularly hostile strain affecting wild birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported that France has imposed stricter safety checks to counter the virus, which could have a detrimental effect on the region’s poultry industry, worth an estimated £27 billion a year.

The Agricultural Minister for France added in a statement that the highly pathogenic H5N8 influenza virus has been found in wild birds across Eastern Europe and precautionary steps must be put in place to ensure the highly contagious bird flu virus does not spread to any further countries.  Steps have been taken by several different governments, including Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands who have ordered farmers to keep poultry flocks indoors following the outbreak. The last epidemic of H5N8 to hit Europe back in November 2014 caused more than 336,000 birds to be culled.

Although H5N8 is not known to affect humans, it is important to make sure that you are proactive in your approach to preventing the spread of microbes and bacteria, both at home and in the workplace.  Sanondaf is a crucial preventative measure to use to guarantee there is no risk of a viral or bacterial infection spreading.  It kills 99.99% of all viruses, germs and harmful bacteria and is far more effective at killing and preventing the spread of viral infection than most commercial cleaning products.

If you are interested in how Sanondaf can help to protect you from the threat of viral infection at home or in the workplace, then give us a call today on 01236 702 028  or contact us at [email protected] for more information on our products and services.

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