Romania: end to CSF by December 2007
Romania will start a classical swine fever (CSF)
eradication plan as from December to comply with EU requirements.
Marian Avram, head of Romania's veterinary authority, said that on Monday.
The plan - estimated to total €45.3 million, needed to vaccinate pigs and
eradicate the disease - is to be completed by December 2007.
Half of the money will be funded by the European Union (EU), Avram
In January 2003, the EU placed import bans on live
pigs and pork from Romania due to the active CSF
outbreaks in Romania. These bans will be
maintained until the CSF eradication programme is finished.
European veterinary experts will assess Romania's progress nine months into
the eradication period.
The country's veterinary authority reported 124 active CSF outbreaks at the
end of September.
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