Sudan poultry ban still in effect
The Uganda ban on the importation of
poultry and poultry products is still in force, according to the chairman of the
National Task Force on bird flu.
Dr. Sam Okware, commissioner for community
health, said authorities at all entry points were asked to effectively implement
the ban after Avian Influenza existence was confirmed in the Southern Sudanese
Juba , a two-hour drive from the Ugandan
On September 5, southern Sudan
confirmed the presence of the deadly virus in poultry, with two
other suspected cases of the virus potentially fatal to humans.
have been cited at the Queen Elizabeth Park instilling fears that the birds,
hugely blamed for harbouring the disease, could be returning into the country,
said Dr. Patrick Atimnedi of the Uganda Wildlife
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