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Launching the first phase of the foot and mouth disease vaccination on Friday

Amman Today

publish date 2023-02-10 18:09:02

On Friday, the first stages of the action plan for controlling the spread of foot and mouth disease were launched, according to the implementation stages of the road map that was coordinated Thursday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Ministry announced that the immunization process has begun in areas around the hotspot in the areas of Al-Dulail and Al-Khalidiya, as they are the most likely to be exposed to infection.

And the Minister of Agriculture, Khaled Al-Hunaifat, stated that the ministry took into account biosecurity measures during the vaccination process, by using special clothing in each farm and using disinfectants before and after entering the farms that were vaccinated, indicating that it included all participants, cars and equipment, in addition to not repeating the difference in determining band for each farm.

Al Hanifat explained that this vaccination is the first stage of the process of containing the disease, as the second stage will include the animals closest to the epicenter of the disease.

He added that the ministry is preparing to receive experts in epidemiology from the reference laboratory in Italy to verify and follow up on the measures taken by the ministry in counting the disease, and all activities have been implemented under the supervision of an expert from the World Organization for Animal Health and in cooperation with the private sector, and it is expected that the second batch of vaccines will arrive. for the new Itra beginning of next week.

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