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Hungary to seek EU funds to tackle bird flu fallout

Staff Writer |
Hungary's government will seek European Union financial support to tackle the economic fallout from outbreaks of the bird flu virus.

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Hungarian farmers have culled about 2.5 million infected birds, mostly waterfowl, since the outbreak of the virus in November.

Bulgaria said last week it would provide 9.7 million levs ($5.32 million) to poultry farmers to help contain a bird flu virus outbreak.

MTI said the outbreak of the H5N8 strain of the virus has cost local producers about 3 billion forints ($10.40 million) in damages, a toll which could rise further.

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