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First outbreak of bird flu for 2020 in Bulgaria, 6,000 mulards to be killed

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 18, 2020
Today, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has registered the first outbreak of avian influenza in Bulgaria for 2020.
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The National Reference Laboratory has confirmed the highly pathogenic Influenza H5N8 at a duck breeding farm in Rakovski near Plovdiv.

Topics: Bird flu Bulgaria

At the moment of the outbreak registration, 5,830 mulards of four age groups are being raised on the farm, said the BFSA press office.

A protection measure is being introduced in the 3 km zone.

This means that all farms that are around 25 are subject to inspection.

The so called 10 km surveillance zone have also been put in place.

There are a total of 24 farms there.