UAE bans poultry products from South Carolina

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Dubai - H7N3 avian influenza, a virulent or highly pathogenic strain, found in a turkey flock.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 13 Apr 2020, 12:17 PM

Last updated: Mon 13 Apr 2020, 2:34 PM

UAE banned the import of poultry products from a US state on Monday.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment said that the country had banned the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, and hatching eggs and their thermally not treated products from US state of South Carolina.
The ban has been announced after The US Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of virulent avian flu in commercial poultry since 2017.

The agency found H7N3 avian influenza, a virulent or highly pathogenic strain, in a turkey flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, according to a statement. No human cases of the virus have been detected and there is no immediate public health concern, the USDA said.
The worst-ever US outbreak of avian flu in 2014 and 2015 killed about 50 million birds, most of which were egg-laying hens in Iowa.
(with inputs from Reuters)

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