Togo bans poultry imports from six countries

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020 16:07
Togo bans poultry imports from six countries

(Togo First) - Living poultry, their derivatives, and poultry feed from Germany, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, UK, and Russia have been banned from entering Togo. The measure which took effect on November 16, 2020, was announced by the Togolese minister of agriculture, Antoine Lékpa-Gbégbéni. 

The official explained that an outbreak of influenza has been raging for several weeks in the six countries. He then urged feed sellers and farmers to strictly abide by the biosafety measures imposed, especially at borders, in markets, and on breeding farms to prevent the spread of the threat. 

The preventive measure reminds of two influenza outbreaks recorded a little over a decade ago, which caused the slaughter of several thousands of birds.

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