Santo Domingo, R.D.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Overseas Animal Disease Laboratory The Dominican Republic announced yesterday that there is African swine flu.
This was reported by the company in a statement published on its web site, which also includes Indicates that this information was obtained from samples collected from pigs bred in the Dominican Territory.
They pointed that out as well Pork and pork products from the Dominican Republic are currently banned from entering the United StatesS, as a result of the current restrictions against classical swine flu.
In addition, the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Department of Homeland Security to increase inspections To guarantee that flights and travelers from the Dominican Republic will not bring these products to the United States.
Similarly, the The USDA offered its assistance to the Dominican authorities Through support for tests and suggestions to overcome this plague, strengthen responses and control measures. Similarly, in the aforementioned press release they provide the same assistance in Haiti as the two countries share a border.
A few days before the announcement of the Americans, The Directorate General of Animal Husbandry (DJEC) has pointed out on two occasions that the Dominican people should not worry about pork consumption, Reveals one of those cases in the country that “there are no diseases in animals that pose a risk to consumers”.
Rafael Nice Mises, director of Animal Health at DJECA, assured that veterinary technicians had conducted research on pigs in the country and that these results were negative for any disease.
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