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Pekin ducks culled as bird flu found at poultry farm in Stefanovo village

Pekin ducks culled as bird flu found at poultry farm in Stefanovo village

28 May 2018 | 17:01 | FOCUS News Agency
Dobrich. All Pekin ducks at the poultry farm in the village of Stefanovo, where an outbreak of bird flu was found, were slaughtered, Dobrich Regional Governor and Chairman of the Regional Epizootic Commission Krasimir Kirilov said at a press briefing today, Focus Radio reported.
Some 21,406 birds and 36,000 hatchlings were humanely culled. The farm’s veterinarian took samples that were sent to Germany. Last Friday, a sample was taken and sent to Sofia for urgent diagnostics. The strain has not been confirmed yet but it is assumed to be H5N8. For six months, it is the second outbreak of bird flu at the facility. The reasons are unclear, the birds had arrived with regular documents, Governor Kirilov said.
According to the law, the owner of the farm is obliged to immediately notify the responsible authorities about a suspected outbreak of influenza. He did not do that.
Two zones were set, a three-kilometre one and a ten-kilometre one. Within them, the movement of domestic and wild birds is banned, as is the sale of eggs and poultry.
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Regional Epizootic Commission meets in relation to influenza outbreak in Stefanovo village

Regional Epizootic Commission meets in relation to influenza outbreak in Stefanovo village

28 May 2018 | 13:19 | FOCUS News Agency
Dobrich. The Regional Epizootic Commission has met to discuss measures in relation to an outbreak of avian influenza in the village of Stefanovo, the press office of the Regional Administration – Dobrich said. Later today, details on the case will be released. On Friday last week, an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed on a poultry farm in the village of Stefanovo. The local Food Safety Agency authorities have taken immediate measures. Two zones – a three- and a 10-kilometer one – have been set to prevent the spread of the disease. Police officers control the access to the place.

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