03/03/2018 12:29 PM
Moscow, March 13 – “Vesti.Ekonomika.” Rosselkhoznadzor (RSHN) since March 13, imposed temporary restrictions on the importation of live poultry and eggs from Russia to a number of departments in France. “In connection with the registration of low-pathogenic avian influenza in France, temporary restrictions have been introduced on March 13, 2018 for the importation of live poultry and hatching eggs from the departments of Men and Loire, Sarthe, Des-Sevres to Russia,” the RSHN reports. In March, Russia imposed restrictions on the importation of live poultry and eggs from a number of regions of the Netherlands and Bulgaria. RSHN in 2016 began to introduce temporary restrictions on the supply of poultry and hatching eggs from regions or countries in which a pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected. In particular, supplies from a number of regions of Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Sweden are limited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds, often occurring without obvious symptoms. In some cases, the virus can overcome the species barrier and cause disease or asymptomatic infections in humans and animals.