Bulgaria has identified FMD

Epidemics

8.01.11.Po post Darik Radio, the National Veterinary — Medical Service (NVMS) imposed a ban on the movement of animals and animal products in the areas of Varna, Burgas, Shumen, Yambol and Sliven, in connection with the identification of cases of infection with FMD in Burgas region . Ban is in effect from 7 January.

In addition, introduced mandatory disinfection of vehicles at border GKPP "Captain Andreevo", "forests" and "Malko Tarnovo."

In the regions of Varna, Shumen, Yambol and Sliven permitted in exceptional transport animals mandatory veterinary and special precautions — in sealed containers.

NVMS reports that approximately 1,000 samples taken in different parts of Bulgaria and conducted their laboratory research to identify FMD. The results will be available by the end of next week.

On 11 and 12 January in Brussels scheduled meeting of the Standing Committee on Health and Livestock of the European Commission on the possible epidemic of foot and mouth disease in Bulgaria.

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