Bulgaria reports its first bird flu outbreak in 2021

Bulgaria reports its first bird flu outbreak in 2021

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said on Wednesday that it has detected the first outbreak of bird flu this year, at a hen farm in the village of Slavyanovo, in Pleven region.

All of the birds at the farm, about 99,000 laying hens, will be culled, the food safety agency said in a statement.

The agency has set up a three-kilometre prevention zone and a ten-kilometre surveillance zone around the farm.

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