First case of H5N8 bird flu reported in Bosnia

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Bosnia reported its first case of bird flu on Sunday after the H5N8 strain was detected at a hen farm in the northwestern town of Prijedor.

The authorities took measures to contain the outbreak of the disease and banned visits to the farm, the state-owned Srna news agency reported citing the agriculture ministry of Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic, where the farm is located, reports Reuters.

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Nobody from the ministry was immediately available to confirm the news. Cases of bird flu have been found in a number of countries across Europe in the past months, including in neighboring Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

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