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Tag Archives: bird flu

No H5N8 human infection … Ready if it hits

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health emphasized Monday that no human infection of the deadly H5N8 virus was detected in Kuwait. In a press statement commenting on a report by a European news agency, the MoH Assistant Undersecretary Dr Majeda Al-Qattan stated that no reports about receiving …

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Kuwait reports outbreak of bird flu

PARIS, Jan 23, (RTRS): Kuwait reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks, geese and pheasants, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing an official Kuwaiti report. Some 144 birds were found dead in the region of Al Jarah, according to …

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Ban on import of poultry from 5 countries (Tunisia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania)

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: Director-General of the General Department for Customs Khalid Al-Seif has given instructions to stop the import of all live poultry and chics from five countries which have reported an outbreak of the Avian Flu, reports Al-Shahed daily. The countries are Tunisia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania. …

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Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Tokyo, Dec 18, 2016 (AFP) – Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said Sunday. It is the fifth mass cull this winter in Japan with hundreds of officials working to prevent the …

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Bird flu hits British turkey farm

London, Dec 16, 2016 (AFP) -Britain on Friday announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a turkey farm, and sought to allay fears the outbreak could affect the traditional Christmas meal. The H5N8 strain of avian flu was detected at a farm near Louth, a …

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France placed on ‘high risk’ restrictions over bird flu

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – France widened “high risk” restrictions to the entire country after the detection of several cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain in farms in southwest France and in wild ducks in northern France, the farm ministry said on Tuesday. The decision was also …

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Emergency plan in place to prevent entry of bird flu – Coordination with other bodies pursued

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) announced Monday an emergency plan to prevent the entry of H9N2 bird flu to the country. The authority has prepared an emergency and precautionary plan based on the preventive methods accredited by World Organisation for …

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Ban on live birds

KUWAIT CITY, June 1:  The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has issued a decision to ban the import of all kinds of live birds and its products from the Republic of Lebanon, because of the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza “H5N1”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The …

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Kuwait ‘bans’ bird imports from India

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) banned on Thursday imports of live birds, eggs and one-day-old chicks from India due to the outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 bird flu. In a statement, the authority stressed the importance of subjecting all incoming …

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Kuwait bans imports of live birds from UK – H5N1 outbreak

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) banned on Monday imports of live birds, eggs and oneday- old chicks from the UK because of the outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 bird flu. PAAAFR in a statement stressed the importance of subjecting all …

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