Tag Archives | Bird Flu

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries:¬†Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world's fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Iraq Extends Poultry Products Ban

By Simon Kent. Apparently concerned about the lethal pathogenic H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, which has previously been reported in Iraq, the country has extended a ban on poultry imports. Previously French poultry product imports were banned in December, but in January the ban was extended to over 20 countries. Monday's ban on […]

First Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Iraq in 10 yrs

By John Lee. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday that there have been six outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in Iraq between mid-December and early February, in the first occurrence of the disease in 10 years. The outbreak has killed 77,101 birds, with another 641,498 destroyed as […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from US

By John Lee. Iraq has joined more than 30 countries in banning poultry imports from the United States because of bird flu, following the worst outbreak of avian influenza in US history. Bloomberg reports that the ban, announced on Wednesday, is to last for three months. Figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show […]

Minister in International Conference on Bird Flu

An Iraqi agriculture delegation was to participate in an international ministerial conference on bird flu to be held in Vietnam 19-22 of April. An official in the ministry of agriculture stated that the Iraqi delegation was to include Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Mehdi Qaysi, General Manager of General Service's livestock Dr. Salah […]