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Bulgaria reports avian influenza outbreak

Bulgarian veterinary authorities will cull more than 7,000 ducks in the southern village of Malak Dol after an avian influenza outbreak was confirmed at an industrial farm there, the country's food safety agency said on Saturday.
calendar icon 18 December 2021
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It said the farm had been hit by the highly pathogenic avian influenza type A, reported Reuters.

Severe forms of avian influenza have spread in Europe and Asia in recent weeks. In France, eight outbreaks have now occurred on farms, with the previous seven cases in the north, according to the ministry.

Bird flu is often fatal for poultry. It cannot be transmitted through food although some human cases have raised concern among epidemiologists.