Saudi Arabia Bans French Horses

Saudi Arabia banned the importation of horses and birds from France Dec. 9, due to fears of a possible spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) into the country. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the ban was prompted by “cases of horses affected by West Nile disease, which affects humans and animals in some parts of France.”

France has experienced a number of equine WNV cases in th

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