Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak on two farms in south of the country

BULGARIA (Reuters) - Bird flu has broken out on a duck farm and a poultry farm in southern Bulgaria, the country's food safety agency said on Thursday
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All ducks and chickens at the farms in the village of Voivodovo will be culled, the agency said, without identifying the strain of the virus.

It also banned the trade and movement of domestic, wild and other birds and eggs within a 10-km (six-mile) radius of the farms.

"At this stage, there are no people affected and there is no danger to consumers," the agency said in a statement.

Bulgaria reported a bird flu outbreak in the southern district of Plovdiv earlier this month.

Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by John Stonestreet

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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