Ukraine Ban Russian Poultry Imports

UKRAINE - According to the Veterinary service department's press service,the department of veterinary medicine has imposed a ban on poultry import from Poland, except eggs.
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Import of incubation eggs is permitted under thorough control by Ukraine and mutual agreement.

The bird flu sparked in Poland. Earlier, Ukraine changed terms of poultry import fro Poland, by imposing ban on import from five provinces.

Birds at the farm started dying on November 29, and a preliminary analysis showed traces of the lethal H5N1 virus, which has killed a total of 207 people across the globe since it was first reported in Asia in 2003.

A total of 276,000 birds have already been culled at the poultry farm, and the remaining 224,000 are to be slaughtered in the near future. Another case of bird flu has also been registered in an area neighboring the infected farm, an emergencies ministry spokesman said.

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