Hungary reports avian influenza outbreak in duck flock - OIE

The outbreak was on a farm near Romania
calendar icon 13 May 2022
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Hungarian authorities culled more than 91,000 ducks after reporting an outbreak of the severe H5N1 avian influenza virus on a duck farm near the Romanian border, reported Reuters, citing the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Friday.

The outbreak on a farm in the eastern town of Nyírbator killed 2,500 ducks, with the rest of the 94,000-strong flock culled as part of containment measures, the Paris-based OIE said, citing information from Hungarian authorities.

Melanie Epp

Melanie Epp is a freelance agricultural journalist from Ontario, Canada.

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