Kenya returns suspect poultry to Egypt
The Kenyan Government has sent two containers carrying
imported poultry products from Egypt back to the country, because of suspicions
that the shipment may be contaminated with the bird flu
Government officials who met at the Mombasa port police headquarters, where
the containers were held, reached the decision to return the stock.
Deputy port police officer, Mr Ali Gitonga said officials from the Ministry of Health
, Kenya Revenue Authority
the police had all agreed that the containers should not be opened lest they
expose Kenyans to the bird-flu virus.
Egypt is among the countries in Africa where cases of avian
have been reported recently. At the end of October, the country
reported its seventh
from the disease.
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