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
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.
Hungary will formally submit its request for financial support at a
meeting of European Union agriculture ministers on Monday, MTI
($1 = 288.51 forints)
($1 = 1.8227 leva)
(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Sandor Peto; editing by Louise
Heavens and Jason Neely)
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