Avian flu outbreak in Ireland: UAE bans import of live birds

Dubai - Import of all types of live domestic, wild and ornamental birds banned.

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(Photo from Alamy.com/ae used for illustrative purpose)
(Photo from Alamy.com/ae used for illustrative purpose)

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1:59 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2:05 PM

With Ireland reporting an avian flu outbreak, the UAE has banned the import of all types of live domestic, wild and ornamental birds.

The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment confirmed that Ireland has recorded the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu. It has taken the following measures to prevent the spread of pathogens in the country:


>> Regulated the import of table eggs, poultry meat and its products.

>> Continued to clear thermally treated poultry products.


>> Rejected consignments containing table eggs and poultry meats produced post November 18 in Wicklow county.



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