China lifts poultry ban

26-10-2006 | |

China has lifted a poultry import ban on a region of Inner Mongolia where an outbreak of bird flu occurred last month, according to state media.

Authorities had banned poultry from the Jiuyuan district of Baotou city after about 1,000 chickens and ducks died suddenly on a poultry farm there.
Around 30,000 fowl were slaughtered in response to the outbreak, and Inner Mongolian officials declared on October 1 that the outbreak was under control.
No new cases of bird flu have been reported in China since.

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