3, 10-Km Zones Around Bird Flu Village in Bulgaria "Clear"

Politics | July 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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All the samples taken from the three- and ten-kilometre zones around Bulgaria's first bird-flu hotbed, the southern village of Slanchogled, have shown that the infection hasn't spread.

Tests have shown that the area is clear and so far there is no danger of a bird-flu outbreak, the Agriculture Ministry announced.

Bulgaria's first recorded case of avian flu among domestic fowls was registered in the end of last week at Slanchogled, and authorities had to cull more than 1,000 birds to make sure the virus wouldn't spread. Tests then showed that the virus was not of the deadly-to-humans H5N1 strain.

The government has already compensated all the bird owners in the area.
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