Buglaria is located between Romania and Turkey, both of which have been hit by outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.
Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil told a news conference today that he has put his veterinary offices on high alert, but the discovery of one infected swan did not mean there was a danger of wider outbreaks.
Interview With UN FAO's Erwin Northoff
An expert at the National Virology Laboratory of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry (courtesy photo)
GETTING READY: Many have expressed concern about the ability of Central Asian countries to come to grips with a possible bird-flu outbreak. RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondent Muhammad Tahir spoke with Erwin Northoff, news coordinator for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about the issue. ....(more)