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Saturday, September 21, 2019, 16:45
Japan allows vaccination of pigs as swine fever spreads to east
By Bloomberg
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 16:45 By Bloomberg

Japan will allow the vaccination of pigs to prevent swine fever spreading, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement issued Friday.

The virus, which was first found in a farm in central Japan, has been spread to other areas by wildlife

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

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The ministry also asks makers of livestock drugs to boost production of swine-fever vaccine as the disease has spread to the eastern area, one of Japan’s main pork-producing regions.

The ministry has failed to contain the disease, which broke out in September 2018 for the first time in 26 years. The virus, which was first found in a farm in central Japan, has been spread to other areas by wildlife, according to the ministry.

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The ministry had to weigh the decision to allow vaccination of pigs amid concerns such a measure may have a negative impact on pork exports, Agriculture Minister Taku Eto said Friday.

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