S. Korea bans poultry imports from China due to bird flu.
SEOUL, Jan. 28 Kyodo
South Korea said Wednesday it has banned the import of poultry from China after China acknowledged an outbreak of avian influenza avian influenza: see influenza. Tuesday.
''We were notified of the outbreak of the H5N1 virus in China late Tuesday night, so we imposed an import ban on Chinese chicken and duck products,'' Kim Chang Seob, chief of the livestock quarantine division at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
In 2003, South Korea imported 387 tons of chicken meat from China out of a total 82,000 tons imported, according to Yonhap.
South Korea imported 1,843 tons of duck meat from China, about 84% of total imports.
Since the outbreak of bird flu bird flu: see influenza.
or avian influenza
viral respiratory disease, mainly of birds including poultry and waterbirds but also transmissible to humans. , also confirmed in South Korea, South Korea has prohibited poultry imports from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Pakistan.