Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of bird flu virus on a farm in the southern district of Plovdiv, the national food safety agency said on Friday.
Due to the virus, found on a farm in the village of Manolsko Konare near the Balkan country’s second-largest city of Plovdiv, all birds at the farm will be culled, the agency said without disclosing their number, reports Reuters.
“A three-km protection zone and a 10-km observation area around the livestock area were set up,” the agency said in a statement, adding that a ban on the trade and movement of domestic, wild and other birds and trade in eggs, had been imposed.
A worker in a farm observing chickens
At this stage, no people were affected and there was no danger to consumers. The virus can cause mild respiratory disease, with infection possible if contaminated farm dust is inhaled or there is direct contact with people with infected birds, the agency said.
Previously, Bird flu was reported in some other places in Bulgaria.