EU approves Italy measures to lock down birdflu-ridden area
Stringent sanitary controls will be in place until Sept 2322 August, 19:43
The local municipality of Ostellato as such will be submitted to strict sanitary controls until September 23, together with the nearby towns of Argenta, Comacchio, Migliarino, Migliaro, Portomaggiore and Tresigallo.
The objective will be to avoid any shipments from there to the EU and non-EU zones of live poultry, poultry ready for the laying of eggs, young chicks or eggs bearing ckicks.
The EU Commission explained its decision to approve the stringent measures due to the "very contagious disease".