UPDATE 1-Several countries ban Brazilian beef as mad-cow probe goes on

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(New throughout, adds confirmation from Agriculture Ministry) By Nayara Figueiredo and Ana Mano SAO PAULO, March 2 (Reuters) - The Brazilian Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday that Thailand, Iran and Jordan have temporarily suspended imports of beef from Brazil while authorities investigate a case of mad-cow disease in an animal from Para State, according to a statement sent to Reuters. The ministry also confirmed that Russia has halted imports from Para state after the discovery of a mad cow disease case there. Thailand, Iran and Jordan "have temporarily suspended beef imports from all over Brazil and Russia has introduced an...