In Ukraine there will be mobile groups for control over African swine fever

The state service of Ukraine on issues of food safety and consumer protection (state foods and consumer service) and the national police in the near future will create three mobile teams to control the spread of the virus of African swine fever (ASF), reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«In the state foods and consumer service finalizarea a package of documents on creation of mobile groups of the national police and Gospodarevskaya with all the powers. Tentatively, it will be three mobile teams — East, Central, West,» — said the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Taras Kutovy reporters on Friday, 3 February.

According to the Minister, in the progressive spread of ASF is partly responsible business leaders.

«A significant and serious problem is the irresponsibility of heads of enterprises. When it became known that the farm Achs, per night sold some cattle transported to neighboring villages and thus the virus spreads», — said the head of the agricultural Department.

The Minister considers that to restrict the passage of live bait you can use posts, but now they do not work effectively and therefore Hlushchenko Volodymyr Lapa went to investigate the performance of such posts.

«Posts should stand on the boundaries of each region. There is a great fear that these posts are not everywhere effective, and in some places there are none at all,» said Kutovoi.

In 2016 the virus has progressed in Ukraine. In January 2017, was recorded outbreaks in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson and Luhansk regions.

African swine fever — a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. It is transmitted by direct contact of patients and healthy animals through pork products, mites and mechanically (means of transport, when moving people and animals). Vaccine against ASF, no.




In Ukraine there will be mobile groups for control over African swine fever 03.02.2017

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