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Bulgarian poultry banned after outbreak of bird virus


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Bulgarian poultry banned after outbreak of bird virus

Bulgaria has been banned from exporting all poultry products until the end of January.

The European Commission introduced the suspension after discovering an outbreak of a bird virus called Newscastle’s disease in the country. The illness – which Brussels stressed rarely affects humans – can, nonetheless, decimate entire colonies of birds. The virus was detected in a region close to Bulgaria’s borders with Greece and Turkey. The Commission’s decision will be reviewed next month.
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