OREANDA-NEWS. Russian tourists should avoid contact with birds and be more careful about buying meat and eggs in Poland in connection with the outbreak of bird flu, the press service of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare reported.

“According to information received from the Polish Main Sanitary Inspectorate and published on January 2, 2020 by the International Epizootic Bureau (OIE), an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N8) began on December 30, 2019 at a farm in Lublin Voivodeship in north-eastern Poland. As part of the response the outbreak killed all 12,089 turkeys kept on the farm", the report said.

According to the Polish Association of Livestock Breeders and Poultry Breeders, there is a risk of infection for 350 thousand birds within a radius of 3 km from the first farms affected by the outbreak.

In this regard, Rospotrebnadzor advises the Russians to take these circumstances into account when planning a trip to Poland: to avoid contact with birds in markets, in water bodies and other places of their congestion, and not to buy poultry meat and eggs in places of unauthorized trade.