Hungary reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak at poultry farms

By Thomson Reuters Apr 16, 2024 | 10:31 AM

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus at five poultry farms, the National Food Chain Safety Office said on Tuesday.

Authorities said they had slaughtered tens of thousands of turkeys, ducks and geese on the farms where the virus was detected. The outbreak was reported in the counties of Bekes and Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok.

(Reporting by Anita Komuves)