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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Pickens County, Alabama and Chattooga County, Georgia in US (27.3.2017)

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (March 27) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in Pickens County, Alabama in the United States (US), and a notification from the US authorities about an outbreak of low pathogenic H7 avian influenza in Chattooga County, Georgia, the CFS has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the two areas with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Miyagi Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture in Japan (24.3.2017)

CHP notified of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (24.3.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Cullman County, State of Alabama in US (23.3.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Quang Tri Province in Vietnam and areas in Korea (21.3.2017)

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Province of Treviso in Italy and Christian County, State of Kentucky in US (20.3.2017)

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Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic 2012

Global statistics of avian influenza

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What is avian flu?
Centre for Health Protection - Avian Influenza
Avian influenza fact sheet
Prevent Avian Influenza
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