The Municipality of Dryanovo informs the residents that in a breeding facility for raising chickens lying on the land of the town of the fatty, the community Veliko Tarnovo has been declared a primary outbreak of influenza A (flu).
The chicken farm located in the has been affected by an outbreak of bird flu. As a result, the flocks at the farm have been culled by the country’s food safety agency.
This is the seventh industrial farm in the southern part of Bulgaria to be hit by the highly pathogenic avian influenza type A since December.
In the ten (10) km of the monitored area around the affected animal breeding site, there are settlements from the municipality of Dryanovo, namely the village Manoya and the village Kasarka, Sokolovo, village Runya, Salasuka, Dugnya, village Gozdeyka, village Turkincha, village Kruncha, the town Zaya, with Ganchovets and the village Kereka.
In connection with the complicated episotic situation, by order of the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, the outdoor breeding of domestic poultry of all species and categories (chickens, ducks, geese, etc.) is prohibited in the period from 01.10 of the current year to 31.03 of the following year.
In case of a deviation in the health condition of the farmed birds or case of mortality, the veterinarian or mayor/deputy mayor of the relevant settlement should be immediately notified.
Although the risk to humans from the disease is considered low, previous outbreaks among farm birds have resulted in extensive slaughtering programmes to prevent the spread of the disease.