Kuwait temporarily bans poultry slaughtering
As a precautionary measure, Kuwait Municipality this yesterday banned
slaughtering and selling of life poultry in all governorates for a three-month
period, shortly after discovery of bird-flu cases in the
All six governorates in Kuwait were alerted to conduct health inspections on
all poultry shops, the official said, adding that reports on field procedures of
these inspections were to be provided by Authority for Agriculture and Fisheries
to the committee.
The municipality's Public Relations Department
would also conduct an awareness campaign about the virus, in order to enlighten
citizens and expatriates of procedures followed to avoid infections with the
disease, the official said.
Other precautionary measures included the
one carried out by the Kuwaiti ministry of education, by closing down all
poultry cages in schools and kindergartens as to stem the spread and infection
of the bird flu virus among humans, after 20 infections of the virus were found
mostly among falcons.
Officials also instructed Kuwait Zoo to prohibit
entrance to all school children as well as the birds market.
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