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France detects first H5N8 bird flu case on farm

Reuters India Friday, 2 December 2016 ()
PARIS (Reuters) - France has detected a case of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu on a duck farm in the southwest, the first on-farm outbreak of the virus in the European Union's biggest poultry breeder, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.
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News video: Bird flu returns to Europe as France becomes the latest country to find H5N8 avian influenza in wild ducks

Bird flu returns to Europe as France becomes the latest country to find H5N8 avian influenza in wild ducks 00:55

Cases of H5N8 bird flu have been detected in wild ducks in Northern France amid a recent outbreak of the disease in Europe. France, Europe’s largest poultry producer, is still recovering from a severe epidemic which lead to a total halting of duck and goose production in the south-west of the...

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