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Iraq bans poultry imports from 24 countries

Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including China and South Africa, the government said on Sunday. Baghdad last month restricted poultry imports from France, where

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France reports three more bird flu cases

France reported three more cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in the southwest of the country on Monday, as the European Union's biggest agriculture producer tries to contain its first outbreak of the disease in eight years.

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Eight countries halt French poultry imports

Eight countries, including Japan and Morocco, have suspended imports of French poultry after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in southwestern France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Eight countries, including

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Eight countries halt French poultry imports

Eight countries, including Japan and Morocco, have suspended imports of French poultry after the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in southwestern France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. Eight countries, including

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France detects bird flu outbreaks in south west

France has detected the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus at two poultry farms in the southwest Dordogne region, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, a week after finding the first case in eight years in a back yard in the same area.

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France detects first bird flu outbreak in years

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first since 2007. "A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in a backyard

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US state declares emergency over bird flu

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state was at risk from the spread of the disease. The announcement, which gives authorities powe

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Saudi bans poultry from Canada province

Saudi Arabia, the world's second-largest importer of chicken broiler meat, has banned imports of poultry meat and egg products from the Canadian province of Ontario due to the presence of avian influenza on three Ontario farms.

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Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns

The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. "Nothing about influenza is predi

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Tenth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu

A five-year-old Egyptian child died from bird flu on Wednesday, the tenth death from the virus in the country out of 22 identified cases this year, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the boy

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