DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

An outbreak of H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the central region of Kostromskaya Oblast led to the death of more than 660,000 birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said in December last year.

The UAE ban did not cover “thermally-treated poultry products, meat and eggs,” said WAM, citing an environment ministry statement.

(Reporting by Katie Paul, writing by Hadeel Al Sayegh)