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· Japan to Vaccinate Farm Pigs to Contain Swine Fever
· Japan decides to start vaccination of pigs
Japan to Vaccinate Farm Pigs to Contain Swine Fever
The Jiji Press
via Nippon (Japan) - Sep 20, 2019
Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will shift policy and enable vaccinations of farm pigs in a bid to prevent the spread of swine fever, agriculture minister Taku Eto said Friday.
The agriculture ministry will revise epidemic control guidelines to enable farm pig vaccinations, Eto said. The vaccinations will cover areas hit by swine fever outbreaks, sources familiar with the matter said.
Vaccine makers will be asked to increase their production, Eto said.
The ministry thinks there is no choice but to start vaccinating farm pigs, as Japan has been unable to contain the spread of swine fever a year after the first outbreak of the highly contagious disease in the country in 26 years was detected in the central prefecture of Gifu...
Japan decides to start vaccination of pigs
Sep 20, 2019
Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Taku Eto says his ministry plans to proceed with plans to vaccinate pigs to prevent the spread of swine fever.
Eto said on Friday that the ministry will start procedures on revising its guidelines and other necessary steps for vaccination.
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