BFSA sets additional measures to prevent and eradicate bird flu20 November 2018 | 14:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Until mid-November, 26 outbreaks of the H5N8 virus were confirmed in the regions of Dobrich, Plovdiv, Haskovo, Stara Zagora and Yambol. The total number of birds in all affected farms is over 1 million.
The results so far indicate ongoing virus circulation in poultry farms. The main reasons for the occurrence and spread of avian influenza are flaws in farm bio-security, outdoor poultry farming and biosecurity during bird transport.
The measures taken are aimed at early detection of infected birds, prevention of the disease spread and protection of poultry farming in the rest of the country. The strategy includes measures such as biosecurity in farms, more frequent laboratory control (increased number of veterinary inspections), and a ban on bird transportation to and from the protection and observation areas.
For disease prevention and control, clinical examinations are under way in the poultry farms within the set protection and observation areas around the registered outbreaks.
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23 November 2018 | 15:05 | FOCUS News Agencyпрочети затвори
Sofia. One million domestic birds have been affected by avian influenza in 2018, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porodzanov told the Parliament in response to a question from MPs, Focus News Agency reports. Since 2006, 23 outbreaks of avian influenza have been detected in mallards in Bulgaria, while in poultry the disease was first registered in 2015, with one outbreak. The occurrence increased in subsequent years to 53 cases in 2017. For the present year the minister reported 26 cases that had affected 20 industrial farms with over 1 million birds, mostly hen farms. The strategy for dealing with the situation aims at prevention, early detection and measures to prevent the spread of the infection. The results so far show continuing virus circulation in poultry farms, Porodzanov said.Open in new tab