Swine Fever: Contingency Plan Activated

In response to alerts of African Swine Fever cases reported in Asia, authorities in El Salvador reported that they will carry out fumigations on air, land and sea transportation coming from the affected countries.

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) alerted the countries of the region at the end of June to strengthen animal health controls and public and private veterinary services in the member states to prevent the recurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the region.

In this regard, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) announced the implementation of the Official Plan to Prevent the Entry of ASF into El Salvador, which provides for the seizure of all animal products from affected countries.

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From the MAG statement:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) announced today the implementation of the Official Plan to Prevent the Entry of African Swine Fever (ASF) to El Salvador with the aim of strengthening control measures to protect the pig sub-sector.

The plan was presented by the Minister of Agricultural Portfolio, Pablo Anliker, together with the Regional Director of Animal Health of the Regional International Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA), Abelardo de Gracia, and the head of the Animal Quarantine Division of MAG, José Ángel Álvarez.

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