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 MEWA Bans Livestock Imports from South Africa after Rift Valley Fever Outbreak

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6/9/2018

The outbreak of rift valley fever has promoted The Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture to temporarily ban the imports of livestock from South Africa."The temporary import ban was imposed after studying the veterinary health conditions in all countries of the world, and the bulletin issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), showing the emergence of  the  rift valley fever in South Africa," the Director-General of the Department of Animal Resource Risk Assessment Dr. Sanad AlHarbi said.

In anticipation of the disease spared to Saudi Arabia and for the public interest, the Director-General of the General Department for Quarantines Dr. Osama AlSaleh clarified that the decision on application of precautionary measures has been circulated to all quarantines.

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