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Bulgarian farms hit with avian influenza

Bulgarian veterinary authorities started culling on Sunday over 39,000 chickens in the southern village of Krivo Pole after an outbreak of avian influenza was confirmed at two industrial farms there, the governor of Haskovo region said.
calendar icon 3 January 2022
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Minko Angelov said the two farms had been hit by the highly pathogenic avian influenza type A. This is the second outbreak in the village since April, when over 40,000 hens were culled, reported Reuters.

Severe forms of avian influenza have spread in Europe and Asia in recent weeks.

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

Thomas Reuters Foundation