Serbian poultry banned by Montenegro
Montenegro has banned imports of all poultry products from Serbia due to an outbreak of Newcastle disease in the
former sister republic.
made the decision after the Newcastle disease outbreak was confirmed by the
Organization for Animal Health, according to the Montenegrin veterinary
directorate chief, Ivan Popovic.
disease, a milder version of bird flu, is highly contagious among birds but
poses no hazard to humans. However, humans are known to develop conjunctivitis
after contact with contaminated poultry meat or eggs.
November last year, more than 5,000 affected poultry of various kinds died of
disease or were destroyed in central and northern Serbian villages.
Veterinary Directorate has established protection zones and surveillance zones
around the outbreak villages. Intensive vaccination has begun with the financial
support from the Serbian government.
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