EPIDEMIC After a pink flamingo, swans contracted bird flu in the Camargue, prompting authorities to step up their vigilance
Illustration. A swan takes flight. — Oliver Dixon/Shutterstock/SIPA
On Wednesday, swans infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus were killed. discovered in the nature reserve of the Vigueirat marsh, near Mas-Thibert in the Camargue, according to a press release of the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture.
Accordingly, an order determining a temporary control zone has been established. taken, and included a dozen communes from Arles to; Salon-de-Provence via Miramas and Fos-sur-Mer. Last week, still in the Camargue but side gardois, a flamingo sick with avian flu had been detected.