Russia has banned the supply of poultry and eggs from one of the regions of Slovakia

© RIA Novosti / Egor Rememberace in Photobacterium chicken eggs. Archival photoRussia has banned the supply of poultry and eggs from one of the regions of Slovakia© RIA Novosti / Egor Removeroute the image Bank

The Rosselkhoznadzor from may 27, has imposed temporary restrictions on the supply to Russia of live poultry and hatching eggs from the territory of region košice in Slovakia due to bird flu, reported on the Agency’s website.

As noted, in connection with the new limit under the ban are 7 regions of Slovakia. Along with this, the Russian Federation imposes restrictions on the transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of live poultry from the province of košice.

The Rosselkhoznadzor since December, started to impose temporary restrictions on import of poultry and hatching eggs of those regions or countries where they were identified pathogenic avian influenza virus. In particular, there was limited supply from several regions of Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden.

According to the world health organization, avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds, often occurring without any obvious signs or symptoms. In some cases, the virus may overcome the species barrier and cause disease or asymptomatic infections in humans and animals.