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Macao bans poultry imports from "less than" 10 mainland farms

by 5m Editor
8 March 2006, at 12:00am

MACAO - The Macao authorities have banned poultry imports from less than 10 farms of the Chinese mainland over the avian flu concern, local media reported Wednesday. Cheung So Mui, vice-president of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, said that the listed farms are all from Gaoming and Shunde, two cities in the neighboring Guangdong province where a human infection case was reported in the past week, according to Macao Post Daily. The Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) has no immediate intention of imposing a general banning of the poultry import from Guangdong, the official was quoted as saying. Shunde and Gaoming are within a 10-km radius of the Guangzhou city, where the human death occurred. The listed farms in the two cities accounted for 20 percent of Macao&#39;s live poultry imports, said Cheung. <i>Source: Peoples Daily Online</i>

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