Government to quarantine hog cholera endemic areas

Government to quarantine hog cholera endemic areas

Illustration of pigs livestock. (ANTARA/Sw)

We will conduct the isolation of its distribution, specifically for import and export trade. However, we still need to establish coordination with other stakeholders.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo confirmed in Jakarta on Monday that the government will isolate the distribution route from areas endemic to the hog cholera virus or classical swine fever disease in pigs.

"We will conduct the isolation of its distribution, specifically for import and export trade. However, we still need to forge coordination with other stakeholders," Limpo noted.

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According to latest data of the related regional agency, the virus had resulted in the deaths of 5,800 pigs in 11 cities throughout North Sumatra Province: Dairi, Humbang Hasundutan, Deli Serdang, Medan, Karo, Toba Samosir, Serdang Bedagai, Tapanuli Utara, Tapanuli Tengah, Tapanuli Selatan, and Samosir.

During the meeting with Commission IV of the House of Representatives, Limpo stated that the ministry will have in place a measure of temporary isolation.

This is viewed as a way to halt the spread of the virus to other livestock, whilst the government is concurrently working on a preventive solution to the disease.  

 

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