Poland: the culling of 100,000 poultry because of “bird flu”

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Polish authorities announced, on Tuesday, the culling of more than 100,000 poultry, as a result of bird flu.

A statement issued by the country’s veterinary office said that the flu spread rapidly, and to prevent its spread, more than 100,000 poultry were culled.

The statement called on the owners of poultry farms in the country, to comply with the laws in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Earlier, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, South Africa and Hong Kong banned the import of birds and eggs from Poland, while the UAE, Ukraine and Belarus ban partially their import.

According to local media, the volume of poultry produced annually in Poland is 2.5 million tons, equivalent to 17 percent of the total production of the European Union.

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