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Afghanistan bans Iranian chicken import

Afghanistan Bans Iranian Chicken Imports

KABUL – Afghanistan has temporarily banned imports of Iranian chicken and its products due to a bird flu outbreak in the neighboring country.
Three months before, Iran reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country.
According to Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health report, the virus infected 10 out of a flock of 138 geese, ducks, and free-grange chickens in the village of Valiran in the Tehran region.
According to statement by Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Iranian chickens and its products will not be allowed into the country until next notice.
“A 21-day quarantine will be imposed on imported chickens and its products from Iran. It said that next decision would be based on situation in Iran,” the statement added.
(Sahar News)

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