France reports outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in Corsica

PARIS (Reuters) - France has detected a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in the pet section of a shop in one of Corsica's main cities, the farm ministry said on Monday, in a latest outbreak of the disease in Europe in recent weeks.

In a statement, the ministry said all the birds in the shop have been euthanised, adding that the whole of France would be put on high alert level as of Tuesday.

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Alex Richardson)