New swine fever outbreak pushes Bulgaria to cull another 40,000 pigs

Bulgarian veterinary authorities announced on Wednesday that they would cull 39,656 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a farm in the northeast.
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Last year the virus hit six breeding farms in the Balkan country, forcing the authorities to cull more than 130,000 pigs.

The current outbreak was detected at a farm in the village of Brestak, in the region of the Black Sea city of Varna, the food safety agency said.

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