Bulgaria to cull 25,000 quails after detecting highly infectious bird flu strain

Streaming HUBJanuary 25, 2023

Bulgaria will begin culling some 25,000 quails and destroying quail eggs at an industrial farm near the capital Sofia after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was detected, food safety officials said on Wednesday.

The food safety agency said in a statement that the outbreak was detected after reports of high mortality among birds at a farm in the town of Etropole, some 49.71 miles east of Sofia.

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To contain the highly contagious strain of bird flu, Bulgaria will have to destroy quail eggs and kill tens of thousands of quails.

To contain the highly contagious strain of bird flu, Bulgaria will have to destroy quail eggs and kill tens of thousands of quails.
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The risk to humans from the disease is thought to be low, but previous outbreaks among farm birds have resulted in extensive culling programs to prevent the spread.

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