June 19, 2018 / 11:59 AM / 9 months ago

UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

An outbreak of H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the central region of Kostromskaya Oblast led to the death of more than 660,000 birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said in December last year.

The UAE ban did not cover “thermally-treated poultry products, meat and eggs,” said WAM, citing an environment ministry statement.

Reporting by Katie Paul, writing by Hadeel Al Sayegh

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below