UAE Ban on Birds from S. Africa, Ruminants from Madagascar

DUBAI - All live birds from South Africa and ruminants from Madagascar will not be allowed into the UAE.

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Published: Sat 24 Jan 2009, 1:31 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:41 AM

Minister of Environment and Water Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad has issued a ministerial decree banning importing of all live birds and ruminants, their products and wastes from the two African countries.

The decree called on the ministry’s Department of Animal Resources and all related administrative units to coordinate with the bodies concerned in the country to implement the decree.

The temporary measure, which will last until further notice, is a precautionary move following outbreak of bird flu in South Africa and Rift Valley Fever in Madagascar.

The ministry took the step following a World Organisation for Animal Health report which says bird flu had been detected in South Africa and Rift Valley Fever in Madagascar.

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