Bulgaria faces Newcastle disease
Approximately 260 domestic birds have been culled by
veterinary officials following a suspected outbreak of Newcastle Disease in
several farms in the south of Bulgaria.
According to the officials, the highly contagious disease killed over 50
fowl in the last week in farms near the town of Velingrad. The Ministry of
Agriculture has assured that tests are being conducted to confirm the reason for
More than 500 domestic birds, including hens, turkeys, pigeons and ducks,
are bred in the village. Disinfection of the contaminated and adjacent yards has
been ordered to stop the disease spreading.
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