Bird flu outbreak detected on Bulgarian quail farm

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SOFIA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency reported on Wednesday an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza on an industrial farm.

The virus was detected on a farm with 25,000 laying quails near the Bulgarian town of Etropole, some 80 km northeast of its capital Sofia, after reports of high mortality among the birds, the agency said in a statement.

All measures have been taken immediately to stop the outbreak, it said.

This is the first bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria this year, according to the agency.