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Malaysianow bird flu-free

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has been declared free from the bird flu, or avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus, which resurfaced early this year after it was successfully eradicated last year.

Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, making the announcement yesterday, said the declaration was based on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standard after there was no exidence of the disease three months after the last eradication and disinfection.

The declaration took effect on Wednesday, 21 June 2006

– Bernama –