It has been confirmed that pigs raised at a pig farm in Katsuragi Town, Wakayama Prefecture, are infected with CSF = classical swine fever, which is an infectious disease of pigs, and the prefecture will proceed with disposal of pigs raised at this pig farm. I have decided.
According to Wakayama Prefecture, on the 24th of this month, a pig farm in Katsuragi-cho reported that "pigs are debilitating," and a total of 6 piglets were examined by a national inspection agency on the 26th. It means that infection with CSF = classical swine fever, which is an infectious disease of pigs, was confirmed.
In response to this, the prefecture will hold a meeting of the countermeasures headquarters from 9 am on the 26th to proceed with measures such as disposal of 290 pigs in captivity and disinfection of facilities.
Six piglets confirmed to be infected were vaccinated on the 8th of this month, but the prefecture has decided to investigate that the piglets may have been infected before the antibody stabilized in the body. ..
On the other hand, assuming that the pig farms in the prefecture have already been vaccinated, there are no restrictions on shipping or movement of the surrounding pig farms.
Classical swine fever was confirmed at pig farms in Yamagata and Mie prefectures last month, but according to the prefecture, it was the first time in 50 years that it was confirmed at pig farms in Wakayama prefecture.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, classical swine fever does not infect humans due to diseases of pigs and wild boars, and pork infected with classical swine fever does not hit the market.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami "Thorough hygiene management without relaxing"
In response to this, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries opened a countermeasures headquarters, in which Minister Nogami is vaccinated with classical swine fever vaccine at this farm, and in Japan, pig farms that were vaccinated in Yamagata and Mie prefectures last month. Explained that the infection of classical swine fever was confirmed.
On top of that, "Even if vaccinated, about 80% of pigs can get immunity, and not all pigs can be vaccinated at the right time. Regardless of whether vaccinated or not, never relax and manage hygiene. We would like to ask pig farmers nationwide to thoroughly implement hygiene management such as prevention of inoculation of wild animals and disinfection of fingers and vehicles, and to thoroughly educate employees.