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    Belarusian Agriculture Ministry bans poultry imports from Russia

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    MOSCOW, August 4 (RIA Novosti) - The Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry has banned poultry imports from Russia following a bird flu outbreak in some Russian regions.

    The ministry banned imports of poultry meat, eggs, and fluff to prevent the virus from spreading to Belarus, the Belarusian Embassy in Russia said.

    Veterinary control and sanitary measures have been toughened at Belarusian poultry farms. Local veterinary services are to provide the Agriculture and Food Ministry with weekly information about epidemiological developments.

    Belarusians have been advised to buy poultry from special shops with regular veterinary monitoring.

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