Honduras Free of Classic Swine Fever

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has declared the country free of classic swine fever.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Since 2006 the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), the National Service of Agricultural Health (SENASA) and the International Regional Organization for Animal Health (OIRSA) have worked together to eradicate the disease.

"The losses from this blight this year amounted to four million dollars, so it’s successfully eradication opens a window of opportunity for production and marketing.

The chairman of the assembly of the OIE, Carlos Correa, said the agency provides international recognition or certificates for four diseases, one of them being this disease.

The effort that Honduras and the rest of Central America have made to eradicate this cross-border illness is critical, and it is should be an example for other regions", reported Latribuna.hn

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