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Japanese ban on Wisconsin poultry

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A Japanese ban on poultry products from Wisconsin has been lifted. The ban was put into place after birds in Jefferson County showed signs of avian flu exposure four months ago.

A routine inspection discovered some birds had antibodies to low-pathogen avian flu, which meant they could have been exposed to the virus. However, Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw said no signs of the disease showed up in follow-up tests and the public's health was never in danger.

Japan's ban on the products ended Wednesday, and according to the Wisconsin Department of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the country will now accept poultry products from birds killed or eggs laid after that date.

China and Russia still have bans in effect.

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