Ghana bans poultry from Cote d'Ivoire

GHANA - The Ministry of Trade and Industry has banned the importation of live birds, poultry and poultry products as well as poultry feed from Cote d'Ivoire following an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in that country.

A statement signed by Kodua Edjekumhene, Public Relations Officer for the Ministry on Wednesday said the ban was to protect human health and the national poultry industry.

It said the ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Iran; Nigeria; Turkey and Romania was still in force.

Source: MyJoyOnline
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