Rwanda Bans Ugandan Poultry Products Over Bird flu outbreak

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Rwanda said on Tuesday that it has banned the import of eggs, from Uganda. The ban takes immediate effect, according to the statement from the ministry of agriculture.

The ban takes immediate effect, according to Geraldine Mukeshimana, the minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources.

Mukeshimana told Rwanda Eye that Rwanda is on a high health alert after the deadly avian influenza was identified in dead birds in Masaka and Entebbe in Uganda over the weekend.

Birdflu or avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus, according to World Health Organization. The infection can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms in birds, ranging from mild illness, which may pass unnoticed, to a rapidly fatal disease that can cause severe epidemics.

In a note dated January 17, the agriculture informed poultry exporters, “The ministry of agriculture has decided to impose a temporary ban on the import of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Uganda due to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.” Geraldine Mukeshimana, minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources said in a statement.

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