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China Bans Poultry Imports From Canada

by 5m Editor
1 October 2007, at 9:29am

CHINA - China has ordered all poultry imports and relative products shipped from Canada after September 23 to be returned or destroyed to ward off the H7N3 avian influenza virus.

The decision jointly made by the Ministry of Agriculture and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine came two days after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) released an outbreak alert, saying that the highly pathogenic virus has been confirmed in a chicken broiler breeder flock in Saskatchewan.

The Paris-based international organization warned that approximately 540 roosters have died in one barn containing approximately 600 birds. Another 49,100 roosters and broiler breeders held in other nine barns nearby are susceptible.

Source: ChinaDaily

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