National Reference Laboratory

First Case of African Swine Fever in Silistra, a Farm with 17,000 Animals Is Affected

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has established a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) at an industrial farm in the village of Popina, Sitovo municipality, Silistra district. The positive samples were laboratory confirmed today, July 30, 2019, by the National Reference Laboratory at the National Diagnostic Veterinary Research Institute in Sofia.

Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Confirmed New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in the Regions of Pleven and Veliko Tarnovo

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BNSA) found two new outbreaks in private farms in the city of Iskar, Iskar municipality, Pleven and Klimentovo, Polski Trambesh, Veliko Tarnovo. In both farms there were nearly 30 pigs.

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Confirmed a Second Outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BNSA) received a signal of increased morbidity in an animal-farm in the village of Jernov, Pleven, on July 2, 2019. There are 14 pigs in the farm, two of which died. After the notification of the case in Pleven, an on-site inspection team was immediately established.

BFSA Reports Bird Flu in Lovech Area

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has registered a new outbreak of avian influenza (H5) in a duck farm in the village of Yoglav, Lovech region. The case was confirmed yesterday by the National Reference Laboratory. BFSA has ordered humane killing and disinfection and has set up protection and observation areas around the village.

First Measles Case in Child in Plovdiv Region

The first case of a child infected with measles was registered in the Plovdiv region, Dr. Monika Troyancheva from the Regional Health Inspectorate told Focus Radio. The child, from Parvomay, is under the age for vaccination. On March 2, the diagnosis was confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory. The child is now in good health and has been released from hospital.

Bulgaria Ranked Highest in Europe in Consumption of Mass and Cheap Antibiotics

Bulgaria is ranked highest in Europe in terms of consumption of the most massive groups of antibiotics. Because of their frequent use in hospital and outpatient care, Bulgaria sees the highest resistance to this group of medicines. This means that treatment with some patients is ineffective, reports BNT. 

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