Hong Kong has suspended imports of poultry meat and poultry products from additional areas of the United Kingdom and Germany on bird flu fears.
Hong Kong announced new import restrictions for poultry products originating in countries with bird flu outbreaks, but continues to take regional approach to suspensions.
Chinese authorities are facing a fresh disease outbreak – this one mostly affecting animals – but also potentially deadly among people.
Increase in ‘bird flu’ outbreaks – WHO/Europe advice for handling dead or sick birds
An incident of low pathogenic avian flu of the H5 strain has been confirmed at a commercial chicken farm in England, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)