15 districts in East Java, cities free from foot-and-mouth disease: Governor
We protect regions that are next to yellow or red areas
Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA) – So far, 15 districts and cities in East Java have been classified as “green zones” or regions free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock, East Java Governor Khofifah has said. Indar Parawansa informed.
“In these 15 regions, livestock are still protected and can meet the livestock needs of districts and cities that need them, including for Eid al-Adha,” she said after holding a meeting. coordination for the acceleration of the management and control of foot-and-mouth disease here on Wednesday.
The coordination meeting was held with the Surabaya Veterinary Pharmacy Center (Pusvetma) and the expert team to formulate measures to speed up the control of foot and mouth disease, she added.
Based on East Java Livestock Office data, the 15 “green zones” or FMD free zones include Sampang, Pamekasan, Sumenep, Banyuwangi, Situbondo, Ngawi, Pacitan, Tulungagung, Trenggalek, Ponorogo, Nganjuk, Kediri, Blitar, the town of Kediri and the town of Blitar.
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Meanwhile, 23 other districts and cities in East Java have been classified as “yellow areas” for foot-and-mouth disease.
“We protect the regions that adjoin the yellow or red zones,” the governor informed.
One of the protection efforts has been to transport livestock by sea and not through the affected areas, she said.
According to the East Java Integrated Foot-and-Mouth Disease Management Command Post, as of May 24, 2022, as many as 8,794 head of cattle in the province had contracted foot-and-mouth disease.
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Of this number, at least 1,482 head of cattle have recovered from the disease.
Earlier, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo had confirmed that the production of foot and mouth disease vaccines should be completed before August this year and will be followed by a mass vaccination programme.
The Veterinary Pharmacy Center has identified the serotype of the virus causing the FMD outbreak in Indonesia as the O/ME-SA/Ind-2001e variant, which is often found in Southeast Asia , he informed.
Based on the virus serotype, the authority will produce vaccines from domestic sources to meet the demand for mass vaccination of livestock against the disease, the minister said.
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