France identifies case of highly pathogenic bird flu in Corsica

France has reported a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in the pet section of a shop in one of Corsica’s main cities.
calendar icon 17 November 2020
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Reuters reports that France’s farm ministry confirmed the case on 16 November. Europe has been contending with multiple bird flu outbreaks in recent weeks.

In a statement, the ministry said all the birds in the shop have been euthanised, adding that the whole of France would be put on high alert level as of Tuesday 17 November.

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