July 2, 2017 / 3:55 PM / in 20 days

Saudi Arabia halts Belgian poultry, egg imports over bird flu

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DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has announced a temporary halt to poultry and egg imports from Belgium following an outbreak of contagious H5N8 bird flu there, the state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.

Belgian health authorities said they had confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium last week and had established a perimeter around the area.

Reporting By Noah Browning; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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