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Indonesia Lifts Ten-Month Ban on Pork Imports

by 5m Editor
18 February 2010, at 11:20am

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Indonesia has lifted a temporary ban on imports of pork and its by-products after they were ruled out being the source of human H1N1 flu.

The Trade Ministry said on its website on Saturday that they decided to lift the ten-month ban because they considered the fact that 'the disease cannot be transmitted from animals to human'.

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) experts say there is no risk of getting H1N1 flu from eating pork, according to Asiaone News.

Indonesia has recorded more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) virus since it appeared in the country in June last year. Ten people in the country have died from the disease.