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China bans poultry imports from several European countries

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The authorities in Beijing are alerted by the avian flu cases in Germany, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovenia

Posted on Feb 24 ,07:44

China bans poultry imports from several European countries

China decided to ban poultry imports from Germany, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovenia due to confirmed cases of avian flu reported in the last few weeks, according to Reuters.
Since the beginning of 2020, multiple cases of H5N8 bird flu have been reported in Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Bulgaria.

At the same time, China has reported three outbreaks of bird flu in three different provinces, Sichuan, Hunan si Xinjiang. The Chinese poultry industry has witnessed a 12% growth in output last year, reaching 22 million tonnes. The sector is growing fast as poultry is used as a replacement of pork, which is expensive and rare due to the ongoing ASF outbreak.

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