First case of H5N8 bird flu reported in Bosnia

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Bosnia reported its first case of bird flu on Sunday after the H5N8 strain was detected at a hen farm in the northwestern town of Prijedor.

The authorities took measures to contain the outbreak of the disease and banned visits to the farm, the state-owned Srna news agency reported citing the agriculture ministry of Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic, where the farm is located, reports Reuters.

Nobody from the ministry was immediately available to confirm the news. Cases of bird flu have been found in a number of countries across Europe in the past months, including in neighboring Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

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