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France confirms second avian influenza outbreak on farm

A case of highly pathogenic bird flu has been detected at a second farm in the Landes region in southwest France.

11 December 2020, at 7:28am

Reuters reports that cases of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu continue to spread across Europe.

France’s most recent outbreak occurred in the Saint-Geours-de-Maremne district of the Landes region where a first farm case of highly pathogenic bird flu was confirmed earlier this week.

As in the previous outbreak, the authorities had set up a security zone around the farm, the local province said in a statement late on Wednesday 9 December.

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