CARACAS, Oct. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- The Venezuelan government announced on
Wednesday that it will ban all imports of poultry products from neighboring
Colombia to avoid the outbreak of the potentially deadly bird flu.
Since cases of bird flu have been confirmed on three farms in Colombia, poultry products
such as chicken, hens, eggs and turkeys from Colombia will be banned
from entering Venezuela, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement.
The Venezuelan government also ordered to close poultry markets in areas
bordering Colombia, according to the statement.
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday activated the poultry monitoring system
nationwide to monitor poultry viruses and keep the track of migratory birds
entering the country.
So far no signs of bird flu have been found in the country. Enditem