Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

USA: Banned import of US poultry

17 February, 2004

More than 20 countries have banned imports of some or all U.S. poultry due to the discovery of the avian influenza virus in three U.S. states.
State animal health officials have reported mild strains of the avian influenza virus in Delaware (H7N2), New Jersey (H7N2) and Pennsylvania (H2N2).
The United States exports about 15 percent of its chicken production, earning some $2 billion a year in revenue.
The following is a list of countries that have announced restrictions on imports of some or all U.S. poultry, according to the USDA.
BAN ON ALL U.S. POULTRY: Azerbaijan Brazil China India Japan Malaysia Poland Serbia Singapore South Africa South Korea
BAN ON POULTRY ONLY FROM DELAWARE: Chile Colombia Hong Kong Kazakhstan Latvia Mexico Philippines Romania Russia Turkey Ukraine
BAN ON POULTRY FROM NEW ENGLAND STATES: Guatemala (USA - Agriculture Department).