“We propose the introduction of advance vaccination in the areas with expected risk, while the stamping out method to be applied only for infected animals with clinical symptoms. There is also a need to take into account the analyses made by Bulgaria and Greece in terms of the disease so as to avoid further distribution in Europe and to take urgent measures,” Minister Taneva commented further.
“There is a need to hear the position of the Bulgarian scientific community, which has a different vision about the measures for tackling the disease and the opportunity for the method of killing all potentially infected animals to be changed and to kill only those with disease symptoms,” the Bulgarian minister explained.
“We managed to provide vaccines very fast and Bulgaria held a successful vaccination procedure. This shows that the coordination between Bulgaria and the EC is at very high level,” European Commissioner Andriukaitis remarked.
“We will provide the entire necessary technical and financial support by using all crisis-tackling instruments and methods,” he pointed out, adding that he evaluated highly the efforts made by Bulgaria.