Hungary orders slaughter of 101,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

BUDAPEST, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Hungary's food safety authority NEBIH ordered the slaughter of 101,000 chickens on Thursday because of a bird flu outbreak, it said on its website.

The slaughter of the birds was ordered at a single egg-producing farm in central Hungary, with a 10km observation buffer zone set around the farm and international partners informed of the decision, the authority said.

A series of bird flu outbreaks have been reported on farms in Germany, France, Lithuania and elsewhere in Europe in recent weeks, with wild birds suspected to be spreading the disease.

Reporting by Marton Dunai @mdunai Editing by David Goodman

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