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Saudi Arabia bans importing live birds from Bulgaria due to bird flu

Staff Writer |
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a temporary ban on importation of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Dobrich Province, Bulgaria.

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This is due to highly pathogenic avian influenza.

The ministry said that the ban was based on a warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) which reports on the emergence of cases of bird flu in that country.

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