Belgium achieves avian influenza-free status

The last recorded outbreak was on December 29
calendar icon 25 March 2024
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Belgium has regained its status of being free of avian influenza, which will allow producers to resume poultry exports and other countries to lift trade bans, Reuters reported, citing Belgium's food safety authorities on Friday.

The Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) approved Belgium's self-declaration of being free from highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA) said in a statement.

The last outbreak of avian influenza in poultry dates back to Dec. 29, it said.

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