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Bolivia bans pork imports from Mexico, USA, Canada
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15:07, April 30, 2009

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Bolivia banned Wednesday the imports of pork or sub products from Mexico, the United States and Canadam, a step taken to stop the entrance of swine flu to the country.

All the import requests of pork food must be sent to the National Unit of Animal Safety to be evaluated and wait for authorization, the National Service of Agriculture Sanity and Food Safety (Senasag) said.

The Senasag has ordered district chiefs to take measures regarding with pork food at the international control points, mainly at airports, where the authorities also plan to set high temperature detectors.

The government said they are seeking budget to buy masks, thermometers and antiviral medicine to face the disease.

Source: Xinhua

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