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Five countries ban Dutch poultry

by 5m Editor
10 August 2006, at 12:00am

THE NETHERLANDS - Five countries have banned imports of Dutch poultry and poultry products after the Netherlands found a low-pathogenic H7 bird flu strain at a farm last week, the Dutch agriculture ministry said yesterday. The countries, which have imposed blanket or partial bans on Dutch poultry imports are Russia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the ministry said in a letter to parliament. Last week, Dutch authorities culled all the 25,000 chickens at the infected farm in the central region of Gelderse Vallei and sealed off another 130 farms for testing to prevent a major outbreak in one of the world's top poultry exporting countries. <i>Source: Gulf Daily News</i>

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