No cases of bird flu found in UAE; lifts ban on import of birds

Last Updated: May 10, 2013, 21:50 PM IST

Dubai: The UAE`s ministry of environment and water has lifted a ban on import of live birds from Australia, saying no cases of bird flu have been detected in the country.

Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, minister of environment and water, issued a decision on lifting the ban on import of all live birds including domestic, wild and ornamental in addition to their products from Australia.

The ministry issued the decision after receiving information from the World Organization for Animal Health, which said no cases of bird flu have been reported in Australia.