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Bird flu detected in Bekes County

H5N1 bird flu has been detected in Bekes County, in south-eastern Hungary, the national food safety authority (Nebih) said on Monday, after the virus was confirmed in a sample taken from a poultry farm in Oroshaza rearing 7,400 mallard geese, which are in the process of being destroyed.
21. November 2023 5:44

An epidemiological investigation to reveal the cause of the outbreak is also under way, and a 3km radius observation zone has been demarcated around the farm.

H5N1 has already appeared in the counties of Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok, Csongrad-Csanad; Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg; Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Bacs-Kiskun and Hajdu-Bihar.

The mandatory confinement of poultry only applies in high-risk counties, while indoor feeding and drinking, as well as the storage of feed and litter, is required in closed places nationwide, Nebih noted.

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