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UAE bans import of poultry products from UK and Netherlands amid bird flu outbreak

Christian Fernsby |
The UAE has banned the import of birds and poultry products from the UK and the Netherlands following a virus outbreak.

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Topics: UAE    NETHERLANDS    UK   

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment announced the restrictions on Monday, prohibiting the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated byproducts.

The UK is currently reporting its largest ever outbreak of bird flu and have culled tens of thousands of birds as a result.

The UAE has banned the import of birds and poultry products from the UK and the Netherlands following a virus outbreak.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment announced the restrictions on Monday, prohibiting the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated byproducts.

The UK is currently reporting its largest ever outbreak of bird flu and have culled tens of thousands of birds as a result.

About 20 cases of avian influenza have been identified.The UAE's ban also applies to the Netherlands after cases of avian flu were reported in poultry farms there.


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