Azerbaijan temporarily suspends import of poultry products from several regions of Turkey in connection with avian influenza

Baku: Azerbaijan has temporarily suspended poultry import of products from several regions of Turkey In connection with the spread of avian influenza, APA reports quoting press release of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Head of the State Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agriculture Siala Rustamova has today signed an order in connection with the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) in chickens in the territory of Turkey.

The order says that according to official data of the World Organization for Animal Health, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus revealed among chickens in Turkey.

It is noted that the order aims to prevent entry of infectious and exotic diseases into the country.

“The Chief Inspector of the State Veterinary Service under the Ministry of Agriculture gave instructions to suspend import of live birds, poultry products and eggs from Balikesir and surrounding settlements Kutahya, Bursa, Izmit, Bandirma, Chanaggala, Bergama and Akhisar Manisa in connection the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus among chickens in these territories”, – the report says.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency