Newcastle Disease suspected in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has discovered a suspected outbreak of
Newcastle Disease in a village north of the country's capital Sofia, according
to the National Veterinary Service.
Reports stated that local vets said that 86 domestic fowls on two farms had
been infected with the disease. It was confirmed that 33 of the birds have died
from the disease, while 53 have been slaughtered and burned to prevent the virus
Test samples from dead poultry have been delivered to a Sofia national lab
researching Newcastle Disease
for further analysis. Poultry exports have
been halted and inspection and disinfection of affected areas is underway.
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