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Hungary Again Free of Bird Flu

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.10.

Hungary has regained its status as a bird flu-free country on September 8 based on the specification of the World Organisation for Animal Health, Hungarian food safety authority Nébih said on Thursday.

After the extension of the favourable status for the whole country, markets of non-EU countries may be reopened for shipments of live poultry and poultry products from Hungary.

From September 14 compulsory pre-shipping screening will be scrapped but in order to avoid another outbreak, the repopulation of poultry farms can still only take place under strict controls.

Poultry still need to be fed and watered indoors to reduce the risk of infection from wild birds, Nébih noted.

Bird Flu Detected in Third Hungarian County
Bird Flu Detected in Third Hungarian County

Hungarian food safety authority Nébih on Thursday announced outbreaks of bird flu in Békés County (SE Hungary), the third county in the country where the viral infection has spread. Since late March, there have also been bird flu outbreaks in neighbouring Bács-Kiskun and Csongrád counties, Nébih said. It added that a total of 241 farms […]Continue reading

Bird flu was detected in Hungary in March and the last territorial restrictions were lifted on July 10.

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