(From Guardian Unlimited)
The European Union has said it will ban the import of exotic birds and impose stricter rules on the private ownership of parrots and other pet birds. The European Commission is expected to finalise the decision - which was endorsed by EU veterinary experts - within days.
Earlier today while EU ministers met in Brussels to confirm their response to the threat of infection through live bird imports, officials in Indonesia confirmed another man, the fourth in the country, had died from the disease and Chinese authorities reported their second outbreak in less than a week.
The European Food Safety Authority tonight reiterated …