Authorities from Belarus have announced the ban on poultry imports from the Flanders region, Belgium, after an outbreak of Newcastle disease, BelTA reports.
The International Epizootic Bureau has said a case of the Newcastle disease in poultry has been detected in the East Flanders region.
Temporary restrictions have been imposed on the import of live poultry, incubation and edible eggs, poultry meat, all types of poultry products and processed poultry products to Belgium from this region.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Belgium has announced it will take additional control measures to ensure the protection of large poultry farms in the region.
Newcastle disease (pseudochum of birds, Asian bird plague) is a highly contagious viral disease, mainly in poultry, characterized by pneumonia, encephalitis and lesions of internal organs.