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Japan: Japan’s farm minister to allow swine fever vaccination
2019-09-21
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In the battle against swine fever, Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, has decided to start preparing for the change the country’s epidemic prevention policy. After the policy change, the country is going to introduce a new vaccination program for pigs grown at pig farms, he said.

The revision will make it possible to vaccinate pigs based on the permission by a governor of each prefecture. However, there will be several issues to be clarified, such as target areas, and the ministry intends to discuss with experts and representatives of prefectures to establish a concrete plan. The revision is expected to take at least a month as it requires processes such as public comment gathering. Meanwhile, the ministry has already asked vaccine manufacturers to increase production.

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