Ethnic Turks Suspected for Bird Flu Outbreak in Bulgaria

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Ethnic Turks Suspected for Bird Flu Outbreak in Bulgaria The village of Slanchogled, Southern Bulgaria, will be quarantined for twenty-one days in an attempt to prevent the spread of the bird flu virus. Photo by BTA

Ethnic Turks have most probably brought to Bulgaria the bird flu virus that triggered an outbreak of the disease in a southern village.

The village of Slanchogled, populated mainly by ethnic Turks, was shocked to learn Thursday that an avian flu outburst has been detected at a local farm.

Ethnic Turks, who returned to Bulgaria in the summer, are suspected to have illegally imported infected birds from neighbouring Turkey, reports say.

The village of Slanchogled will be quarantined for a period of twenty-one days in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus, authorities announced.

Police has sealed off the area by establishing two check-points at the entry and exit of the settlement, letting in no other but locals and only after disinfecting them.
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