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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is advising the public that we have added Malaysia to the list of regions that APHIS considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). APHIS has taken this action because of confirmation of ASF in Malaysia.
Malaysia was added to the APHIS list of regions considered affected with ASF on March 2, 2021. As a result of this action, pork and pork products from Malaysia, including casings, are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate the risk of ASF introduction into the United States.
ASF is a highly contagious animal disease of wild and domestic swine but is not a threat to human health. It can spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality. A list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions/.
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