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New outbreaks of avian influenza recorded in Ukraine

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The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection has recorded death of birds in Henichesk and Kakhovka districts of Kherson region, the authority's press service has reported.

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"After testing samples from two private households of citizens and two samples of wild birds in the State Research Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary Examination in Kyiv highly pathogenic avian influenza was proven on December 16," the press service said.

A meeting of the state emergency anti-epizootic commission was held at Henichesk and Kakhovka district administrations on December 17. The commission approved plans to liquidate the disease, determined the outbreak zone, protection and supervision zones.

Measures are being taken to localize the disease on the site of the outbreak and prevent the spread of avian influenza virus.

As reported, the European Union banned exports of poultry from Ukraine to EU in connection with the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5) in Kherson region in December 2016.

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