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  • Hungary - Avian Flu H5N8 at commercial farm in Hajdu-Bihar county



    23 december 2016

    Earlier this week, Hajdu-Bihar county, a goose farm is located near the village of Prodan has been identified in Hungary can be found in H5N8 avian influenza virus that humans still pose a threat - said Lajos Bognar Chief veterinarian.


    The infected flock, over 10 thousand animals are slaughtered and the premises disinfected. The site is surrounded by a 3 and a 10-kilometer protection and surveillance zones established.

    livestock farms situated in a zone file veterinarians examine if there is a problem, take action - said the chief veterinarian. The county was ordered to keep poultry flocks indoors because of the incident.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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    Bird flu discovered in NE Hungary

    Posted by Daily News | Dec 23, 2016


    Budapest, December 23 (MTI) – Avian influenza was identified in geese at a farm in Hajdú-Bihar County, in northeast Hungary, early in the week, Lajos Bognár, Hungary’s chief veterinarian, said on Friday, responding to a query by MTI.

    More than 10,000 birds have been culled at the farm and a 3 kilometre protection zone and a 10 kilometre surveillance zone have been established around the site.

    Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu were earlier discovered in Bács-Kiskun, Bekes, Csongrád and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Counties, in southeast and central Hungary.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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