Ms Taneva noted a scientific debate of experts would be organised within the framework of the EC at Bulgaria’s request so that only animals infected with the disease were killed and not all animals that had come into contact with them.
In her words, there were some 80 outbreaks of the lumpy skin disease in Bulgaria as of Wednesday and the tests done in three of them were negative.
According to Taneva, the proposal for euthanisation only of infected animals and putting those that have been in contact with them in quarantine for 28 days will be debated.
Brussels. Bulgaria requires the European Commission (EC) to come out with a special decision on the measures for tackling the lumpy skin disease. The news broke at a meeting between Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Deslava Taneva and European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis within her participation at the sitting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels, the press office of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency announced.