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Jakarta promotes livestock vaccination to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease

Officials vaccinate livestock at the Jakarta Livestock Center to (improve) the immunity of herds that are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The Jakarta provincial government has stepped up efforts to vaccinate livestock against foot and mouth disease (FMD) to bring the incidence of new cases to zero.

Jakarta’s Department of Food, Maritime and Agriculture Security Director Suharini Eiriwati said her department has implemented a number of strategies Reduce the number of foot-and-mouth disease patients in the prefecture to zero.

“Officials are vaccinating livestock at the Jakarta Livestock Center to (improve) the immunity of herds that are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease,” Eriwati reported here on Saturday.

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State governments have pledged to distribute vaccines for livestock vulnerable to foot-and-mouth disease, she added.

Her administration also imposes strict controls on the distribution of animals By banning the movement of animals from areas where cases of FMD have been reported, she said.

Additionally, Jakarta’s Food, Maritime and Agriculture Security Department is treating cows with clinical symptoms until infected cows show signs of recovery.

The spread of the disease has recently started to be more controlled. Of the 37 states, 24 have reported her FMD infection, according to FMD Task Force data.

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Meanwhile, six provinces – Bali, South Sumatra, Riau Islands, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and Jakarta – have reported no new cases.

According to the task force’s official website, as of 11 August 2022, a total of 1,168 livestock in Jakarta have been vaccinated against FMD and a total of 991 animals have recovered from the disease.

Through the Ministry of Agriculture, the government has facilitated efforts to control the transmission of the disease, especially in the provinces with the highest FMD infection rates – East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, West Java, Aceh and Central Java.

In addition, the government encourages the promotion of vaccination of healthy livestock. This is because vaccination can control FMD infection rates.

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