By Sarah Townsend
Belgian health authorities announced a case of bird flu in southern Belgium last week
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority has imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry, meat and eggs from Belgium following news of a bird flu outbreak last week.
The agency said the ban extended to all poultry products and preparations from Belgium following a warning issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The OIE’s warning came after Belgian health authorities reported a case of contagious H5N8 bird flu in southern Belgium last week.
They reportedly established a 3 kilometre perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden, and announced the measures would stay in place for at least three weeks.