Bird flu case confirmed in Belgium

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Belgian health authorities said they confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium concerning the highly contagious H5N8 virus and established a 3-kilometer perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden.

In the perimeter around the village of Wangenies, just outside of Charleroi, authorities also introduced a ban on feeding birds outside. The measures will stay in place for at least three weeks, reports Reuters.

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Belgium said it would not take new measures for the whole of the country, but kept a ban on selling live birds at markets and showing live birds at trade fairs and competitions.

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Mehrab Masayeed Habib studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB). Currently, he is working for News Hour. He is passionate about automobiles. He is also the founder & trainer of Bangla Automobile School. He conducts workshops on automobile engineering at local level.
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