Bulgaria, Italy, Ukraine report first avian flu virus detection
Virus remains active in France, Sweden, Germany and U.K.
One week ago, the Bulgarian animal health agency recorded the first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry of this winter. Linked to the H5N8 virus variant, this involved a flock of 99,500 poultry at Slavyanovo in the northern province of Pleven.
According to the latest official…