Last bird flu restrictions lifted in Hungary

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The last restrictions to contain the spread of avian influenza in Hungary have been lifted, food safety authority Nébih said, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The last restrictions were lifted in Bács-Kiskun County. No cases of bird flu have been detected in the county since February 3.

Bird flu restrictions were lifted in Komárom-Esztergom County on February 17.

The lifting of the restrictions clears the way for poultry exports to other European Union member states to re-start. Hungary can get back its bird flu-free status under World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) rules no earlier than May 23, after which time exports to countries outside of the EU may begin again.

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