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Import of poultry meat and products from Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province suspended (10.10.2018)

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 10) that in view of a notification from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 sub-type avian influenza in Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan 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 Huishui County, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province suspended (2.10.2018)

CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Guangdong (30.9.2018)

Import of poultry meat and products from Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality in South Africa suspended (18.9.2018)

Import of poultry meat and products from Stanislaus County, State of California, US, suspended (17.9.2018)

CHP notified of human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Guangxi (20.8.2018)

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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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