BIRD FLU LUXEMBOURG – CONTAINMENT MEASURES LIFTED

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keywords: avian influenza, bird flu, food safety, luxembourg. The Ministry of Agriculture informs Wednesday the lifting of the containment measures that had been put in place following the presence of several proven cases of bird flu in farms in Luxembourg. This lifting will be effective from tomorrow 06 July 2017. Nevertheless, greater vigilance on the part of those involved in the sector is called for and it is reminded that all imported live poultry must be accompanied by a health certificate and that any abnormal mortality must be reported to…

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LUXEMBOURG – CARGOLUX IS ADDING A NEW DESTINATION

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keywords: air transport, cargo companies, luxembourg-findel airport, security. While the attractiveness of the Luxembourg airport is growing with cargo companies leaving the airport of Brussels-Zaventem and the arrival at Findel in the fourth quarter of 2018 of the Chinese company Henan Cargo Airlines of which Cargolux is a shareholder, Cargolux takes a new initiative by opening a new route to Quito in Ecuador. The four flights a week will depart from Luxembourg and Amsterdam and operate through Curitiba, Viracopos, Mexico before arriving in Quito, Ecuador. With the opening of this…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – ECHINOCOCCUS IN ONE FOX OUT OF THREE

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keywords: fox hunting, echinococcus, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the prohibition of fox hunting in Luxembourg in 2015, many public health questions arise, and with its return to town, especially in residential neighborhoods bordering forests. The fox is indeed carrying a disease, the echinococcosis, or tapeworm of the fox, transmissible to humans. Minister of Environment Carole Dieschbourg said on Tuesday that of the 128 usable cadavers received by the Veterinary Laboratory of the Administration of Veterinary Services in 2016, 29% were carriers of echinococcus. In contrast, no cases of rabies…

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