Kabil also stated that veterinary services were on high alert following the flight of 5,000-6,000 white-headed geese from the Danube delta to two large Bulgarian lakes near the Romanian border. "Their number will eventually grow to 250,000. An eventual bird flu outbreak may happen around these areas," he told journalists following a meeting of a bird flu crisis panel.
Bulgaria has banned poultry imports from its neighbours, forbidden the hunting of wild birds, told farmers to keep domestic fowl indoors and is conducting regular surveillance in wetland areas on the migratory bird population.
Strict controls of cars passing from Turkey and disinfecting of the vehicles is also happening on the Turkish border.