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France reports further outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu

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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.

Photo- The chickens of poultry farmer Theo Bos in the stable in Barneveld, The Netherlands, 12 February 2020. Commercial poultry farmers must keep their chickens indoors for the time being after bird flu was discovered in Bretzfeld, Germany. EPA-EFE/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN

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