UAE bans live birds imports from South AfricaApril 23rd, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS/WAM) UAE has banned the import of live birds from South Africa.
Environment and Water Minister Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad issued a ministerial decree banning the import of live birds and their products from South Africa, it was announced Thursday.
A resolution in this regard was taken in accordance with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), which confirmed the appearance of avian flu (H5N1) virus, officials said.
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