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Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE
October 23, 2017 / 12:41 PM / a month ago

Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

One outbreak occurred on a farm in the village of Stefanovo in the northeastern region of Dobric. The virus killed 418 birds while the rest of the 10,000-strong flock were slaughtered, the OIE said, citing a report from the Bulgarian agriculture ministry.

The other outbreak was discovered in a backyard in Uzundzhovo in the southern region of Haskovo, where 84 birds died of the virus and the other 64 on site were slaughtered, the report said.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Brian Love

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