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Romania To Wipe Out Swine Fever By Dec 2007

by 5m Editor
2 November 2006, at 11:02am

ROMANIA - Romania will resume its swine fever eradication plan and emergency vaccination program Dec. 1 to comply with the European Union animal sector requirements, news agency Mediafax reported Monday, citing Marian Avram, head of Romania's veterinary authority.

The swine fever eradication plan is to be completed by December, 2007, Avram said.

The European Commission has approved the veterinary authority's swine fever eradication plan and will give Romania half of the EUR45.3 million needed to vaccinate pigs and eradicate the disease.

The E.U. placed an import ban on live pigs and pork from Romania on January 1, 2003 due to swine fever outbreaks and will maintain it until the swine fever eradication plan is finalized.

European veterinary experts will assess Romania's progress in swine fever eradication, nine months into the vaccination period.

Source: Cattle Network

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