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Bird flu found in foxes near Paris, says animal health organisation


France has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in red foxes northeast of Paris, the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Tuesday, and the spread of the virus to mammals is a global concern.

It cited French authorities in a report as saying that after three foxes were found dead in a nature reserve near where the gulls died, one of them was collected and tested.

The strain detected was H5N1, the same strain that spread around the world last year, killing more than 200 million birds.

The World Health Organization last month described the bird flu situation as “worrying” because of a recent rise in cases in birds and mammals, and it is reviewing its global risk assessment in light of recent developments, including a case of human-to-human transmission in Cambodia .

Bird flu, commonly known as bird flu, has spread around the world in the past year, killing more than 200 million birds, sending egg prices soaring and raising concerns among governments about human-to-human transmission.

The virus infected a cat in France in late December. It has also been found in mink in Spain, foxes and otters in the United Kingdom, sea lions in Peru and grizzly bears in the United States.


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