France reports bird flu outbreak in foxes near Paris, WOAH says
Reuters | Updated: 07-03-2023 19:21 IST | Created: 07-03-2023 19:21 IST
France reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu among red foxes northeast of Paris, the Word Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Tuesday, as a spread of the virus to mammals is raising concern globally.
After three foxes were found dead in a nature reserve near where gulls had died, one of the foxes was collected and tested, it said in a report, citing French authorities.
The strain detected was H5N1, like the one that has been spreading around the world in the past year, killing more than 200 million birds.
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