Another county ordered to keep poultry indoors over bird flu threat
Hungaryʼs chief veterinarian has instructed poultry farms in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County to keep their flocks indoors after an outbreak of bird flu in the country and several parts of Europe, the Szolnok city hall press chief said yesterday, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.
Last month, the chief veterinarian instructed poultry farms in Békés, Bács-Kiskun and Csongrád Counties to take similar precautionary measures.
If poultry farmers in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County cannot keep their flocks indoors, they have to cover their poultry yards with adequate bird netting, Eva Gyuricska told MTI.
Wild birds are now also being monitored for bird flu after the H5N8 strain was identified in wild birds in Hajdú-Bihar and Komárom-Esztergom Counties.
So far, 15 countries have introduced restrictions on the trade of live poultry and poultry products from Hungary due to the outbreak.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the risk of infection could last until the spring of 2017 in several countries that have been hit with the strain, including Hungary.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.