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Bahrain Suspends Livestock Imports After ‘Rift Valley Fever’ Outbreak

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Bahrain announced that the kingdom will suspend imports of livestock and meat from the Republic of Sudan and Djibouti, following the announcement of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of the emergence of cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF).

This step came in line with the suspension of Saudi Arabia’s import when positive samples were found in one of the consignments which were refused entry.

Dr. Khalid Ahmed, Undersecretary of Animal Resources at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, announced the precautionary measures at the veterinary quarantine are taken to ensure the safety of meat consignments entering Bahrain.

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He stressed that the Livestock Agency gives high priority to the safety of meat imports of the utmost importance of its responsibilities ensuring the safety of citizens and residents.

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