France reports second bird flu outbreak on farm

by Reuters
Thursday, 10 December 2020 08:13 GMT

PARIS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Highly contagious bird flu has been detected at a second farm in the Landes region in southwest France, the local authorities said, as the disease continues to spread across Europe.

The 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 prefecture said in a statement late on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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