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Second bird flu outbreak reported in Hungary

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115,000 geese to be culled in a farm near the Romanian border.

Posted on Jan 17 ,11:32

Second bird flu outbreak reported in Hungary

Hungary's veterinary watchdog NEBIH confirmed the second outbreak of avian flu (H5N8 virus) at a goose farm near the Romanian border. The first outbreak was reported at a turkey farm, close to the Slovakian border, a few hundred kilometres away.
NEBIH officials stated that all the geese in the farm (115,000 head) are to be culled and a quarantine zone is to be instituted on 10 km radius. Officials have mentioned is possible the virus to be carried by wild birds that are living on a lake nearby. Since the beginning of the year, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania are affected by bird flu outbreaks in several regions. Poland is also the world's third-largest exporter of poultry and the largest producer in the EU. However, China, one of the largest destination for Polish poultry didn't place a ban for the products imported from this country.

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