Belize declared free from Classical Swine Fever
Belize has been declared free from the Classical Swine
That news was officially disclosed by the Belize minister of agriculture,
Vildo Marin, at the latest ministers of agriculture meeting of OIRSA, a Middle
American international organisation for agricultural health.
declaration has also been notified to the World Health Organisation
The ministry of agriculture continues its ongoing
effort with the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) to ensure
maintenance of this CSF
free status, either through risk analysis,
surveillance, emergency response, public awareness or frequent border
At the moment, only sixteen other countries are free of
Outbreaks have been confirmed throughout Central America since
the USA eradicated the disease in 1978. The only countries that did not see an
outbreak were Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.
Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA; in Spanish)
â€¢ Belize Agricultural Health
â€¢ World Health Organization (WHO)
â€¢ Belize ministry of
agriculture and fisheries
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