CDC, APHIS ban bird imports from Malaysia
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have banned bird and bird product imports from Malaysia.
The agencies said the ban is necessary to prevent the spread of avian influenza in the United States.
Since an August outbreak, the Malaysian government has implemented poultry depopulation and quarantine measures to control the disease. “Banning the importation of all avian species from affected countries, including Malaysia, is an effective means of limiting this threat,” CDC said.