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Namibia suspends poultry from Germany, Netherlands after bird flu outbreak

Christian Fernsby |
Namibia suspended imports of live poultry, birds and poultry products from Germany and the Netherlands on Monday after outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu.

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Namibia's veterinary services directorate said it had with effect suspended the import and in transit movement of live poultry, birds, raw poultry products, live ostriches and ostrich products from the two countries.

It said consignments of poultry products packed from 1 October in Germany and 5 October in the Netherlands would be rejected and returned or destroyed at a cost to the importer.

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