French Plan to Vaccinate Ducks for Bird Flu Triggers US Trade Restrictions
The U.S. government said on Friday that a decision by France to vaccinate ducks against avian flu will trigger restrictions on imports of French poultry beginning Oct. 1.
France will start requiring vaccinations of ducks in October, making it the world's first country to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign, according to French farm ministry officials.
The United States does not allow poultry imports from countries affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or from flocks vaccinated against the disease, known as bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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