Agriculture Minister Eto Hog Cholera Vaccination Policy Announcement Afternoon September 20th 12:12

Mr. Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting on the 20th that the epidemic of swine and swine cholera were confirmed in Saitama Prefecture last week. I am very responsible for the slaughter of over 130,000 heads, "and after deciding on a policy to take the vaccination of swine cholera, I made clear what I would like to express in the afternoon.

This was clarified by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at a press conference after the cabinet meeting.

Pig cholera, an infectious disease of pigs, was confirmed in Gifu Prefecture in September last year in 26 years in Japan, and was also confirmed in Saitama Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture from this week to this week, and Kanto has a large number of pigs. There are concerns about the spread of infection in rural areas.

For this reason, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has examined vaccination of pigs to prevent the spread of infection.

Regarding this, Mr. Eto said, “We are faced with a situation that exceeds our expectations, and we have been killed by over 130,000 heads. We feel very responsible. I would like to be able to get the opinions of outside experts, etc., rather than being able to do it, '' said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in the afternoon, decided to open a countermeasure headquarters about swine cholera and decided to take vaccination formally, and thought to explain it again Revealed.

Governor of Aichi Prefecture

Governor Omura, Aichi Prefecture, told reporters on the morning of the 20th, “I understand that the country has not decided on vaccination at this point, but is now in the process of discussing it. If there is an agreement that includes not only livestock producers but also distributors and consumers after the country sorts out the issues, the vaccination is also an option ”.