An outbreak of an Asian tiger-like pest that has killed hundreds of animals is being investigated by authorities in France.

Read more:The latest update says the Pest Management System (PMS) in northern France is working, with no evidence of the virus being transmitted to wild animals in the area.

France has so far recorded 1,079 cases of the parasite, with 1,716 people having died from it, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

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