Avian influenza: further Commission decision on protective measures (OJ link)

February 24, 2006

Brussels, 23 February 2006

Commission Decision of 22 February 2006 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in the Community (notified under document number C(2006) 597) (OJ L52/41 23.2.2006).
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Article 10 - Compliance and Information

All Member States shall immediately adopt and publish the measures necessary to comply with this Decision. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

The affected Member State shall apply those measures as soon as it reasonably suspects the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, in particular of the subtype H5N1, in poultry.

The affected Member State shall regularly provide to the Commission and the other Member States the necessary information on the epidemiology of the disease and, where appropriate the additional control and surveillance measures and the awareness campaigns implemented.

Article 11 - Addressee

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Official Journal of the EU, No. L52/41 23.2.2006

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