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on September 2, 2009

The Philippines lifts imports ban from Germany, Japan

Move follows confirmations that both countries are free of the H5N1 virus.

The Philippines has lifted the ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from Germany and Japan after the Bureau of Animal Industry confirmed that "the risk of contamination from importing poultry and poultry products from Germany and Japan is negligible," reported.

The World Animal Health Organization has also confirmed that the two nations have regained their "avian influenza-free status."

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