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Import of poultry and poultry products from Hexian County of Ma'anshan Municipality in Anhui Province suspended (18.10.2017)

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 18) that in view of a notification from the Ministry of Agriculture about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 sub-type avian influenza in Hexian County, Ma'anshan Municipality, Anhui Province, it has followed the existing approach for control of highly pathogenic avian influenza and taken recommendations from the World Organisation for Animal Health into account to suspend the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from an area within a radius of 3 kilometres from the said place for a period of 90 days, and from an area within a radius of 13km for 21 days, with immediate effect for the protection of public health in Hong Kong.

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Import of poultry meat and products from three provinces in Italy to be suspended (13.10.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa (10.10.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Province of Vicenza in Italy (3.10.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Maine-et-Loire Department of France (27.9.2017)

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Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic 2012

Global statistics of avian influenza

For more information on avian influenza, please visit the Centre for Health Protection thematic website at http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html
 
What is avian flu?
Centre for Health Protection - Avian Influenza
Avian influenza fact sheet
Prevent Avian Influenza
Health Advice
 
 
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