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Wild Bird Found with Bird Flu in Bulgaria

by 5m Editor
6 April 2010, at 9:15a.m.

BULGARIA - A wild bird found dead in Varna has been found to have been infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 1 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, one common buzzard (Buteo buteo) was found dead on 29 March at Constantine & Elena resort in Varna on the Black Sea coast.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

The last occurrence of HPAI in the country was in February 2006.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.