More than 100,000 ducks slaughtered in eastern Hungary on avian flu scare
The total stock of ducks, consisting of more than 100,000 animals, was slaughtered at a poultry farm in Füzesgyarmat (eastern Hungary) where a type of avian flu was found last week. With this, the prevention operation is over, Hungary's chief veterinarian and deputy state secretary at the Agricultural Ministry, Lajos Bognár, told Hungarian news agency MTI yesterday.
There is no evidence that the avian flu type found in Füzesgyarmat, H5N8, could infect humans, and no other cases of avian flu infection were found in the region, he added.The poultry farm will be indemnified by the State Treasury after the necessary legal procedures, Bognár said. A thirty-day ban on poultry shipments from the region remains in force.
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