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Taiwan bans importation of Japan poultry on reports of bird flu

Christian Fernsby |
Taiwan has removed Japan from its list of countries free of avian influenza and banned the import of poultry products from that country, after an outbreak was confirmed on a farm there, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Thursday.

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Topics: TAIWAN    JAPAN   

To prevent the virus from spreading to Taiwan, the BAPHIQ said, it was banning the importation of live poultry from Japan, as well as eggs, and fertilizer containing chicken manure.

The bureau said it was closely monitoring reports of avian flu outbreaks overseas, including recent reports of the virus on farms in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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