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 MEWA Temporarily Bans Rainbow Trout Imports from Macedonia

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9/27/2018

The Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture has temporarily banned the import of infected rainbow trout from the Republic of Macedonia. 

General Director of the Department of Animal Risk Assessment at the ministry, Dr. Sanad AlHarbi, said that the ban was issued in accordance with the warning released by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that confirmed the presence of infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus spread in rainbow trout.

General Director of the General Department for Quarantines, Dr. Osama AlSaleh, confirmed that the ministry, in the interest of protecting the public health, has circulated a decision on a temporary ban to all quarantines, and applied preventative measures.

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