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    Mauritania records suspicious poultry deaths

    Nouakchott, Mauritania, 02/17 - Several suspicious deaths of poultry have been reported over the past few days in the Mauritanian locality of Toufdé-Civet, Kaedi region, within the Senegal River basin, official sources said here Monday.

    The deaths reported near the Mauritanian border with Senegal and two nearby villages, the sources said, adding that a joint delegation from the ministries of health and of rural development and environment, visited the area at the weekend.

    The team, which took samples of blood and organs, also helped to slaughter and incinerate scores of chickens in the area, the sources said, explaining that the samples were taken for analysis in Dakar, Senegal.

    The delegation considered the zone to be "a possible bird flu infection area."

    Bird flu has been reported in northern and central Nigeria, prompting authorities in Nouakchott to ban all poultry imports from that country, which accounts for more than 30 percent of Mauritania`s poultry supply.

    Mauritania is considered a major transit route for wild migratory birds from Europe.

    At a meeting in Tunisia last Friday, the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) member States adopted a joint plan to fight bird flu, which has killed at least 100 people and millions of birds in Europe and Asia from 2003.

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    Re: Mauritania records suspicious poultry deaths

    Masuritania also lies on one of the African River Basins, and the basin overlaps another basin from which migratory birds could move from nigeria to Mauritania..,

    Chd Basin ---> Nige Basin ---> Senegal Basin