China bans poultry products from Amazonas, Brazil
China has banned poultry product imports from the Amazonas State,
Brazil, because of an outbreak of Newcastle disease there, according to the
Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.
Poultry products imported from Amazonas State after
the outbreak of the Newcastle
there should be sent back or destroyed, said the ministry in a joint
statement with the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Brazilian scientists identified Newcastle virus on a farm in Amazonas State
on June 21.
If ships, aircraft or trains travelling internationally were found with
poultry products from Brazil while passing through or arriving in China, the
products should be sealed, said the statement.
Poultry products imported illegally from Amazonas State should be destroyed
under the supervision of quality and quarantine departments.
Newcastle disease affects many types of poultry at all ages and is fatal in
80-100 percent of cases.
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