Malaysia becomes zone free from bird flu

KUALA LUMPUR - There are no more bird flu locations in Malaysia, and neighbors can freely import Malaysian poultry, the media said on Sunday with the reference to local authorities.

Malaysia is the only Southeast Asian country, which has not had a single case of avian flu transmission from birds to human beings.

The National Association of Farmers and the Veterinarian Service affirmed that poultry is absolutely safe and can be consumed without precautions.

Malaysia proclaimed itself a zone free from bird flu, as it has not had a single bird flu death for the past 90 days, Agriculture Minister Muhyiddin bin Mohamed Yassin said with the reference to the World Organization for Animal Health requirements.

The latest location of bird flu was found in Malaysia three months ago. Thanks to timely measures, the disease was suppressed and 160 million domestic birds were preserved.

Source: Itar-Tass
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