State Veterinary Service: Anthrax spread in Georgia not threats Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 25 / Trend A.Akhundov /
Anthrax spread in Georgia does not threaten Azerbaijan, the State Veterinary Service under the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry told Trend on Thursday.
"Each animal imported into the country, first is kept under quarantine and then the necessary vaccines injected," the service said.
Cattle are imported into Azerbaijan by individuals from Russia and Georgia, and by leasing - from Austria and Germany.
"Azerbaijan holds regular preventive work on vaccination of cattle and small ruminants, pigs and one-hoofed animals. Today epizootic situation in the country overall is stable, particularly, cases of anthrax infection have not been recorded," the service said.
The country vaccinated 2.434 million cattle, 7.45 million sheep and goats, 105,190 one-hoofed animals and 6,400 pigs in the first seven months of 2011.
The Ministry reported that the International Epizootic Bureau has not yet sent any notification- not recommending importing cattle from Georgia.
Georgia has recently recorded another case of anthrax infection. A 39-year-old man became infected from sick animals. Doctors have noted a sharp increase in the cases of anthrax infection in Georgia. Earlier, a 64-year-old man died from anthrax in Georgia.