France Finds Deadly Bird Flu in Heart of Foie Gras Country

Updated on
  • First H5N1 outbreak since 2007 as peak foie gras period nears
  • Food-safety agency to evaluate potential risk to humans

A flock of grey geese, used for Foie Gras near Sarlat, Perigord region, Dordogne, France.

Photographer: Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images

France found a case of deadly bird flu in the foie gras production region of Perigord, in the country’s southwest.

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