Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Bulgaria: avian influenza at two duck farms

30 October, 2018

Bulgaria’s food safety agency reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. All ducks in the farms in the village of Malevo and the village of Garvanovo will be culled to prevent the spread of the disease, which was confirmed by laboratory tests.
Earlier this month, veterinary authorities culled over 100,000 chickens and over 16,000 ducks after avian influenza virus was detected on a poultry and a duck farm in the southern district of Plovdiv.