China to Focus on Animal Epidemic Control

CHINA - At a high-level meeting on animal disease last week, the Vice Agriculture Minister stressed the need for increased efforts to control African swine fever, A H1N1 flu, and zoonotic diseases such as brucellosis and tuberculosis.
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From 24 to 25 February, the National Workshop on Animal Epidemic Control and Prevention, and Health Supervision was held in Beijing.

Vice Agricultural Minister Gao Hongbin attended the meeting and delivered an important speech. The Vice Minister fully acknowledged the accomplishment of veterinary service in year 2009, analysed the current situation in animal epidemic prevention and animal health supervision, and raised requirement for the work in year 2010.

Vice Minister Gao remarked that this year the Ministry had identified very ambitious goals for veterinary service. Therefore, the situation for animal epidemic control and prevention will be ever more challenging this year, with more arduous tasks, and deserves our full attention.

The Vice Minister required that agencies responsible for animal epidemic control and prevention, and animal health supervision should work together on infrastructure construction, improve technological capacity of agencies at various levels, strengthen the build-up of staff force, enhance working capacity, and establish and perfect the accountability system of animal epidemic control and prevention to cover all the possible fields.

The Vice Minister also stressed that efforts against three types of diseases should be highlighted this year: African swine fever, influenza A H1N1 and zoonotic diseases such as brucellosis and tuberculosis.

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