Honduras Inspect Salvadoran Farms

Suspecting avian flu, Honduran agricultural health authorities will inspect aviary farms.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The only farms authorized to export to Honduras will be those certified flu-free without vaccination.

This was reported by Benjamín Bográn, Industry and Commerce Ministry, who added: "This is a normal protocol. What Senasa (Agriculture Health Authority) officials are doing is simply protecting our national assets", reported ElSalvador.com.

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