France reports further outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu

PARIS (Reuters) - France has detected a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in a pet shop in the Yvelines region near Paris, days after an identical outbreak in one of Corsica's main cities, the farm ministry said on Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said all the birds in the shop have been euthanised.

Reuters November 20, 2020 04:10:26 IST
France reports further outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu

France reports further outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu

PARIS (Reuters) - France has detected a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in a pet shop in the Yvelines region near Paris, days after an identical outbreak in one of Corsica's main cities, the farm ministry said on Thursday.

In a statement, the ministry said all the birds in the shop have been euthanised. It added that protective zones had been established in the area.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz; writing by John Irish; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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