Azerbaijan, Baku, 22 January /corr. Trend S.Babayeva / The State Veterinary Service of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Agriculture imposed an official ban on the import of poultry products from Iran due to the outbreak of 'bird flu' in the country, a source stated in the Service.
"At the beginning of January, we had warned the importers of the virus [in Iran], but imposed an official ban later as soon as we received official notification from the International Epizootic Bureau," the same source reported.
According to the information by the International Epizootic Bureau, the 'bird flu' virus was discovered in the Derzi Nagib region near Babolser (a city north of Iran in the Mazenderan province). "The ban will be removed once the situation in Iran stabilizes and the threat of the virus disappears," the same source stated.
According to the data by the International Epizootic Bureau, in 2007 the 'bird flu' virus was discovered in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Czechia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Great Britain, Togo and Vietnam.