Considering vaccine administration due to the spread of swine cholera infection Nozoe Eto September 17 14:35

In response to the spread of infection, such as the infectious disease of pigs and swine fever, which has been confirmed in the Kanto region, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Eto will consider administering vaccines to pigs at a conference after the cabinet meeting on the 17th I showed an idea.

In September of last year, swine cholera was confirmed in Gifu prefecture in Japan for the first time in 26 years. After that, infections continued in the Tokai region and over 130,000 pigs were killed.

On the 13th, the first infection in Kanto, where the number of pigs was raised, was confirmed in Saitama Prefecture. On the morning of the 17th, another infection was confirmed in another pig farm in Saitama Prefecture. not.

Regarding this, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Eto said at the press conference after the cabinet meeting on the 17th, “I want to make decisions on my own responsibility, listening to the opinions of experts, including the possibility of vaccination in a limited area” He expressed his idea of ​​considering vaccine administration.

If vaccines are administered to pigs in a limited area, pork may not be exported from that area, and consumption of pork within that area is required.

In addition, regarding the fact that African swine fever cholera, which is more infectious in Asia, has spread and has been confirmed in South Korea, Minister Eto said, “African swine fever has no vaccine, and entering the country may lead to the collapse of Japanese hog industry. It ’s a tough situation, and we want to strengthen our response, including quarantine at airports and ports. ”