Connect with us

Foreign

Hungary slaughters more than 50,000 turkeys over bird flu

Published

on

Hungarian authorities have destroyed tens of thousands of turkeys over concerns of a bird flu outbreak.

H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus, although H5N8 is considered one of the less pathogenic subtypes for humans, it is beginning to become more pathogenic.

H5N8 has previously been used in place of the highly pathogenic H1N1 in studies.

“A farm in Acs, 95 kilometres west of Budapest, had to slaughter 53,500 of the birds after some were determined to be diseased by the H5N8 virus,’’ the food control administration Nebih said on Monday.

The type of flu has not yet been transferred to humans, so the state veterinary agency has not ordered a nationwide quarantine for poultry.

ACO/

Edited by: Abiodun Oluleye

Contact US: editor@nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247@gmail.com

Recent Posts

January 2020
MTWTFSS
« Dec
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor@nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.

editor@nnn.com.ng