South Korea suspends poultry imports from Britain, Netherlands

By Park Sae-jin Posted : November 18, 2014, 16:49 Updated : November 18, 2014, 16:49


The South Korean government Tuesday imposed a suspension on imports of fresh poultry from Britain and the Netherlands to prevent an outbreak of bird flu in the country, after new cases were reported in those European countries. All poultry products from the European nations have been barred from entering South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said.

The Dutch government reported the "highly contagious" H5N8 strain at a poultry farm, and Britain reported a case at a duck farm in East Yorkshire, according to BBC News. EU officials say the outbreaks may be linked to bird flu recently found in Germany, BBC said.
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