KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Director- General of the Kuwait General Administration of Customs (GAC) Jamal Al-Jalawi has issued a decision to temporarily ban the import of all types of live birds and eggs from the United Kingdom, Japan and Thailand because of the outbreak of bird flu in those countries, reports Al-Rai daily.
Al-Jalawi also issued a decision to temporarily ban the import of horses from Turkey due to the outbreak of glanders. Glanders is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. While people can get the disease, glanders is primarily a disease affecting horses.
It also affects donkeys and mules and can be naturally contracted by other mammals such as goats, dogs, and cats. Al-Jalawi issued yet another decision to lift the temporary ban on importing birds and eggs from Zimbabwe and Mexico after it was proven they are void of bird flu.