SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday.
A three-kilometer protection zone was set around the farm in the village of Trilistnik, near Bulgaria's second-largest city of Plovdiv and the sale of eggs and the movement of domestic, wild and other birds was banned within it, the agency said in a statement.
The agency said that all contaminated 43,000 hens at the farm would be culled in a humane manner.
(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)
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Updated Date: Sep 22, 2018 01:05:40 IST