France finds new case of bird fluStaff Writer | January 2, 2017
Authorities in France confirmed an outbreak of severe bird flu in the Deux-Sevres administrative department in the west of the country, an area previously unaffected by bird flu cases.
Dangerous disease The H5N8 strain is highly contagious
France has already confirmed more than 80 cases of H5N8 bird flu among domestic poultry, but these have been in southwestern areas far from the latest outbreaks. ■