Malaysia now free of African horse sickness, says Woah

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's African Horse Sickness (AHS)-free country status was reinstated on Sept 15 by the The World Organisation for Animal Health (Woah) following the nation's Aug 2020 suspension due to an outbreak in Terengganu.

The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) said in a statement on Saturday (Sept 23) that this comes following a letter sent to the department by Woah.

"Woah, through its letter to DVS, has stated that Malaysia has fulfilled the requirements set by the body through Resolution No. 15 to recover the AHS-free country status that was suspended following the outbreak of the disease in August 2020," it said.

"In ensuring that this status can be maintained, DVS will continue to carry out laboratory tests for AHS surveillance requirements based on Article 12.1.5 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code,” added the department.

DVS said it is also committed to ensuring that animals and livestock in the country are free from any threat of disease. - Bernama

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

DVS , AHS , free , virus , horses , Woah , National status


Next In Nation

Man arrested for theft from surau donation boxes in Seremban
Filipino teen accuses M'sian stepfather of rape in JB
Nearly 30 police patrol cars led on high-speed chase from PJ to Cyberjaya
Conservationist estimates about 360, not 12,000 turtles slaughtered in seizure of dried meat
Make a difference by participating in three-day charity event
Bride brings life-size standees of BTS members to her wedding
Apex court dismisses BN appeal to reinstate Gua Musang election petition, Azizi remains MP
Businessman fined RM56,000 for being 'tonto' in Melaka
Malaysia Airlines' flights to and from Chennai today cancelled
Number of men reporting sexual harassment on the rise, says Deputy Minister

Others Also Read