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France faces outbreaks of avian influenza

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times staff

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — France is contending with an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has affected various poultry flocks in five of the country's departments or regions.

The outbreaks began Nov. 24, and as of Dec. 16, there have been 15 separate outbreaks affecting nearly 68,000 birds in the southwest of France, the region of the country that is home to a concentrated population of foie gras and poultry producers.

This the first time the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has. . .

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