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</td> </tr> </tbody></table> BAGHDAD, March 2 (KUNA) -- A case of Bird Flu has been discovered on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
An Iraqi higher committee Secretariat in combating Bird Flu from the Iraqi cabinet council said the new discovery is in Al-Fedagiya village in the Fao area.
The committee, based on the discovery, prohibited all transfers of poultry and live birds to other provinces before getting permission from local Vet hospitals.
The committee also issued an order prohibiting the selling and dealing of birds and poultry in the area, including taking all the precautionary measures needed.
The committee also called on citizens in the area to avoid bird hunting the area for their own safety. (end) ahh.mb KUNA 022103 Mar 08NNNN