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Jan 23, 2017

Hungary seeks EU funding for bird flu outbreak

The estimated loss to local farmers currently stands at around 3 billion HUF, and this figure is set to rise over the coming weeks

The Hungarian government will seek European Union financial support to combat the economic losses incurred by the bird flu outbreak.

According to MTI, Hungarian farmers have culled around 2.5 million infected birds, mostly waterfowl, since the outbreak of the virus late last year,

The ministry of Agriculture has so far estimated the loss to local farmers at around 3 billion HUF, and this figure is set to rise over the coming weeks.

Hungary will formally submit their request for financial support at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers this week.