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Saudi Arabia bans eggs, chickens from two French regions

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Saudi Arabia's Agriculture Ministry has imposed a temporary ban on incubating eggs and chickens from the Landes and Dordogne regions of France due to the presence of bird flu, the state news agency SPA said.

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Several cases of H5N1 bird flu have been detected in France since November, the first known ones in the country in eight years.

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