Bird flu has been detected at a duck farm in Csengerújfalu, near the Hungarian-Romanian border in north-eastern Hungary, where the culling of 37,000 poultry is under way, the food safety authority (Nébih) said on Wednesday.
Nébih was notified after the farm saw an increased death rate among the birds, and feed and water consumption dropped. The authority then drew a 3km “protection zone” and a 10km “supervision zone” around the farm. The Romanian animal health authority has been briefed about the case, it said.
In Hungary’s Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, some 40 localities are under various protective measures due to bird flu, Nébih warned, calling on the farmers to adhere to the relevant regulations.
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