Uzbekistan Strengthens Sanitary Control on Borders
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 11 July /corr. Trend T.Jukov / The Government of Uzbekistan strengthened measures for warning the spread of infectious diseases on the border territories. Head Physician of Center of State Sanitary-Epidemiological Control, Bahram Koraev, said that sanitary control was strengthened in the customs stations, airports, auto-stations and markets.
Special groups of workers of veterinary and sanitary-epidemiological services, customs control and police are on duty in each point of sanitary control. "We possess necessary means for timely determination of acute infectious diseases," Bahram Koraev said.
According to the official, the specialists of State Sanitary-Epidemiological Control and veterinary administration follow the epidemiological and epizootic situation at the places. At the present, almost 194,000 livestock, 37,000 sheep and goats have already been vaccinated.
Import of 412 kg of meat products, 304 kg of milk and milk products, which did not pass special check-up was warned. Intensive control was established and explanatory work is carried out in the children's camps of the region.
In spring of 2008, the government of the country imposed a temporary ban on the import and transit of all kinds of meat foods from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Zambia and Chechen Republic. According to Ministry of Health, the temporary ban was imposed because of the revealed nidus of African plague among the swine in these countries.
"The quarantine in all border check points will last until stabile epizootic situation is established in the above-mentioned countries," Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan said to Trend .
Apart from the pork, Uzbek authorities imposed a ban on the import and transit of birds and other poultry products. "The ban was imposed relying on the evidence of the International Epizootic Bureau and decision of the Central State Veterinary Office of Uzbekistan because of the spread of avian flue in some countries," Ministry of Agriculture and Water Supply of Uzbekistan said. It includes majority of the South-East Asia countries, Great Britain, Hungary, France and Czechia.
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