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Notice of embargo of civets (Family; Viverridae)

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      ORDER OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ACTION: Notice of embargo of civets (Family: Viverridae). SUMMARY: According to published scientific articles, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like virus has been isolated from civets (Family: Viverridae) captured in areas of China where the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak originated. Shipments of civets are being imported into the United States and further distributed. CDC is banning the importation of all civets immediately and until further notice. CDC is taking this action to prevent the importation and spread of SARS, a communicable disease. DATE: This embargo is effective on January 13, 2004, and will remain in effect until further notice. civet-ban.pdf
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