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Argentina Runs FMD Control Measures

28 September 2011

ARGENTINA - The Argentine National Health and Food Quality Service (SENASA) has announced it has been running different preventive measures in the country in the face of the FMD outbreak in the Republic of Paraguay.

FMD vaccination is underway in Salta, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, Misiones and Entre Rios.

At the end of the programme more than 14 million animals susceptible to FMD in the region will have been vaccinated.

During the first week of work, SENASA staff disinfected and monitored more than 34,000 vehicles coming into the country.

SENASA controls 29 border crossings along the border with Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia.

Since last week, more than 400 officers from the regional centres Noa North, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, Misiones and Entre Rios Agency, have been conducting ongoing inspections and verification operations on the crossing routes, with the support of the provincial police and gendarmerie.

In the 29 border posts, SENASA staff used special disinfection equipment and carried out check on traffic and vehicles in the neghbourhood.

ThePigSite News Desk



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