VIETNAM PRESS-Vietnam bans poultry imports amid H7N9 worries - Vietnam News

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 01:48 GMT

Vietnam has adopted an emergency plan to prevent an outbreak of the H7N9 virus, banning sales and transports of poultry across the border, according to the Agriculture Ministry, Vietnam News reported.

The ministry noted that the virus has been found in samples from markets but poultry products are still safe for people if the birds are slaughtered and processed in the right way, the report said. Lao Cai province bordering China has banned poultry sales in its markets.

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NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. (Hanoi Newsroom; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)