Bulgaria reports a second outbreak of swine fever

BULGARIA - Bulgarian veterinary health authorities reported a second outbreak of swine fever in the south-east of the country and slaughtered some 56 pigs to prevent the spread of the disease.

Bulgarian veterinary health authorities reported a second outbreak of swine fever in the south-east of the country and slaughtered some 56 pigs to prevent the spread of the disease.

"There is indeed a second outbreak of swine fever in a pig farm in the south-eastern town of Elhovo. Fifty-six animals have been slaughtered," national veterinary service director Zheko Baychev told AFP.

This is the second case of swine fever detected in south-eastern Bulgaria in a month. In early February, authorities slaughtered some 70 pigs at a breeding farm in the village of Malko Sharkovo after an outbreak of the disease.

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Source: TodayOnline
calendar icon 10 March 2006
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