Kyrgyzstan has imposed temporary restrictions on the imports of poultry meat and eggs from Almaty and North Kazakhstan due to possible avian influenza and Newcastle disease outbreaks in these regions.
The State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security of the Kyrgyz Republic said in an official statement that there is suspicion of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the south of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the region of Almaty, as reported by local media.
Furthermore, it suspects a possible outbreak of Newcastle disease in the Yeletsky, Aiyrtau district of North Kazakhstan.
The Kyrgyz authorities have thus decided to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of poultry meat and eggs from these regions in order to prevent the diseases from entering Kyrgyzstan.
Also, according to the document released by the Kyrgyz veterinarian watchdog, the ban has been imposed also on the import of live poultry, wild birds, egg powder, melange, albumin, and other chicken food products from the Almaty and North Kazakhstan regions.