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Animal Health Posted on 2021-03-23 10:27:29

Malaysia – Suspension of ‘AHS-free country’ status

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Following an immediate notification received from the Delegate of Malaysia to the OIE regarding an outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS) in the State of Terengganu, the ‘AHS-free country’ status of Malaysia, as recognised by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates in Resolution No. 12 of May 2020, was suspended with effect from 6 August 2020.

According to the standard operating procedure on suspension, recovery or withdrawal of officially recognised disease status and withdrawal of the endorsement of official control programmes of Members, the country has three years to recover its previously recognised AHS-free status by complying with the relevant requirements of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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