Europe 1 with AFP 12:01 p.m., November 27, 2021, modified at 12:02 p.m., November 27, 2021

A first outbreak of avian flu since last winter has been detected in the town of Warhem in the Nord department, announces the Ministry of Agriculture.

The suspicion of infection follows a finding of abnormal mortalities among poultry on the farm.

France has spotted an outbreak of avian flu in a poultry farm in the Nord department, the first breeding outbreak identified since the epizootic last winter, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Saturday.

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"While avian influenza viruses are actively circulating in Europe via migratory birds, on November 26, France detected an outbreak due to a highly pathogenic strain in a laying hen farm located in the town of Warhem, in the Nord department, "he said in a statement.

The suspicion of infection follows a finding of abnormal mortalities among poultry on the farm.

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