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Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak at industrial farm

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SOFIA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Bulgarian veterinary authorities will cull more than 80,000 chickens in the southern village of Tsalapitsa after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed at an industrial farm there, the food safety agency said on Friday.

The agency said it had also found the highly contagious disease at a backyard farm in the same village and at a backyard farm in a nearby village of Varvara and would cull about 100 chickens there.

The farms had been hit by the highly pathogenic avian influenza type A, the agency said.

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Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Edmund Blair

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