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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Malaysia : Sabah’s livestock, poultry free from H7N9

Article via The Star :

" Livestock and poultry in Sabah are free from the A(H7N9) virus infection, according to Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin.

The Agriculture and Food Industry minister said the avian flu case involving a tourist from China here showed that the infection did not originate from Sabah.

"The public need not panic or worry. The ministry through the Veterinary Services and Animal Industry department has been and will constantly be monitoring and conducting inspections on livestock, poultry and pig farms, bird shops/sanctuaries and other animal breeding premises, that are highly susceptible to the bird influenza virus and other viruses which have stricken some countries in the region," he said in a statement here Thursday.

Yahya further advised the people as well as visitors to Sabah to observe preventive measures and regulations imposed by the department, particularly the restriction and prohibition on entry of livestock or poultry into the country from the affected countries."

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