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First Case of H5N8 Bird Flu in Bosnia

First Case of H5N8 Bird  Flu in BosniaFirst Case of H5N8 Bird  Flu in Bosnia

Bosnia reported its first case of bird flu on Sunday, after the H5N8 strain was detected at a hen farm in the northwestern town of Prijedor.

The authorities took measures to contain the outbreak of the disease and banned visits to the farm, the state-owned Srna news agency reported citing the agriculture ministry of Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic, where the farm is located, Reuters reported.

Cases of bird flu have been found in a number of countries across Europe in the past months, including in neighboring Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro. 

 

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