Bird Flu :: Bird flu outbreak in southern Hungary

Hungarian authorities confirms five geese found dead in south-eastern Hungary are being tested in Budapest for suspected bird flu.

The dead birds are being tested come from a large farm in the southeastern county of Csongrad where about 40 geese had fallen sick and some had died. Veterinarians who saw the birds said the suspicion of bird flu was justified.

Hungarian authorities set up a protected zone around the farm and informed all international organisations concerned. Hungary culled a million birds after the highly infectious H5N1 strain of bird flu was contracted by domestic poultry last year.

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