Prevent African Swine Flu, Airport and Port Surveillance Tightened.
DENPASAR – African Swine Fever (ASF) or better known as African swine flu is threatening swine farms in Indonesia, especially Bali.
Anticipating the threat of this ASF disease, the Denpasar Agricultural Quarantine held a coordination meeting with agencies to tighten supervision through the Airport and Port.
Head of the Denpasar Agricultural Quarantine said the Coordination Meeting as a step in uniting perceptions of early prevention efforts for ASF entry.
“This meeting discusses the efforts and strategies taken against the possibilities of potential entry and spread of diseases caused by viruses from the family Asfarviridae (a family of viruses that have only one genus and one species, namely the Asfivirus genus and the African swine fever virus species)”, he explained at the Agriculture Quarantine in Denpasar, Tuesday (12/10/2019).
It also discussed the source of ASF virus transmission that can be transmitted through passenger contaminated with viruses from epidemic countries, such as food ingredients that contain pork, as well as food / catering leftovers from aircraft and cruise ships originating from outbreak countries.
He said, the sources of this transmission became the focus of supervision to filter out the entry of the ASF outbreak to Bali.
With this Coordination Meeting, he continued, his team wanted to sharpen again the quarantine support for preventing the entry of ASF to Bali by involving stakeholders at the Airport, Seaport, Local Government, and managing aircraft and marine waste in the landfill (TPA) and breeders pigs around landfill in particular.
“The key to the success of ASF prevention in Bali is strong coordination”, he stressed while chairing the Coordination Meeting.
Meanwhile the Chairperson of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Veterinarian Association (PDHI) Prof. I Kt Puja revealed, the most effective thing to do now is to prevent the entry of the disease since there is no cure and vaccine yet.
With this coordination meeting, it is hoped that the ASF virus filter that enters Bali can be layered and prevention efforts can provide maximum results.
Namely acting as resources were the Chairperson of the Bali Branch PDHI, the Denpasar Veterinary Center and from the Denpasar Agricultural Quarantine in the presence of Regional Government Agencies and Stakeholders who were directly involved both at the Airport and Sea Port.
Confirmed, the status of ASF disease that has become epidemic in several neighboring countries and the last in September 2019, such as the closest country of Indonesia, namely Timor Leste, has been established as a country with this one epidemic.
Strict Prevention Of African Swine Flu
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