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Croatia finds bird flu, will cull poultry

Staff Writer |
Croatia detected H5N8 bird flu among ducks on a farm some 20 miles southeast of the capital Zagreb.

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The Agriculture Ministry said that all the poultry on the affected farm would be culled, along with all poultry in non-intensive farming in a 2 miles radius.

"We're undertaking all the necessary measures to isolate the affected poultry that will have to be culled. The owners will be compensated. We're fighting this in the same manner as many other neighboring countries," Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic said.

Two weeks ago there was a similar case on another farm in northeastern Croatia.

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