Import of poultry and poultry products from Jinchuan District of Jinchang City in Gansu Province and Xiaochang County of Xiaogan City in Hubei Province suspended
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 11) that in view of notifications from the Ministry of Agriculture and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about confirmed cases of highly pathogenic H5N6 sub-type avian influenza in Jinchuan District of Jinchang City in Gansu Province and Xiaochang County of Xiaogan City in Hubei Province, it has followed the existing approach for control of highly pathogenic avian influenza and taken recommendations from the OIE into account to ban the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from an area within a radius of three kilometres from the said places for a period of 90 days, and from an area within a radius of 13 kilometres for 21 days, with immediate effect for the protection of public health in Hong Kong.
Temporary suspension of the processing of import application was imposed on the import of live poultry and/or poultry meat from affected countries/regions
Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic 2012
Global statistics of avian influenza