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Kuwait bans importing birds from Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland

KUWAIT, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAFR) on Tuesday to banned importing birds from Hungary, Kazakhstan and Poland, due to outbreak of the bird flu (H5N1) in these countries.
In remarks to KUNA, the authority spokesperson Talal Al-Daihani said this came after the recommendations of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) after observing multi cases in these countries.
Al-Daihani also stated that all birds' shipments must be tested by official laboratories according to OIE procedures, adding that any shipment showing infection will be rejected and returned on the expense of the exporting country. (end) mf.afh.mah