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Bosnia and Herzegovina reports case of bird flu

Christian Fernsby |
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) reported a case of bird flu on Tuesday.

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The infection has been detected on the carcass of a wild swan found in Gradiska, a city some north of the capital Sarajevo.

The isolated virus type is highly infectious and can affect humans, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republika Srpska (RS), one of the two BiH entities.

"Appropriate measures have been undertaken to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading," the ministry said.

Poultry farmers in the affected area have been ordered to keep flocks indoors and the sales of poultry products and eggs have been banned until further notice.

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