Expansion of Entry Control over Livestock Vehicles at Habitat of Migrated Birds, Early Implementation
Public Relations Division
□ The Ministry of Agricultural Foods and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) has implemented the section to expand** by 83% and control the entry of livestock vehicles into the habitat of migrated birds two moths earlier on September than last year according to serious prevention conditions such as the outbreak of high pathogenic avian influenza in overseas countries in this year* and the continuous detection of low pathogenic avian influenza in domestic poultry and wild birds.
* By August 28, 2020, 507 cases have occurred in entire world (184 cases in the same period of last year), 331 cases in Europe (10 cases in the same period of last year), 142 cases in surrounding countries of China, Taiwan, and Vietnam (77 cases in the same period of last year)
** (2019) Nationwide 84 locations with 192.6km section → (2020) 234 locations with 352.3km section (83%↑ increased to distance)
□ The entry control of livestock vehicle into the habitat of migrated birds is an action to prevent the introduction of avian influenza inside farms by livestock vehicles as the livestock vehicles are estimated (35.3%) to be the highest risk of introduction among the causes of influenza from the result* of epidemiological investigation according to the past outbreak of high pathogenic avian influenza.
❍ In this year, the control location of a habitat for migrated birds has been more subdivided than last year and the standard to set the control location has been strengthened* by the degree of risk for each habitat of migrated birds.
* (Previous) ① Around the past detection location of avian influenza antigen (H5‧H7 Types)→ (Expanded) ① + ② Several Habitat Locations of Wild Birds + ③ Several Distribution Area of Nearby Poultry Farms
□ The MAFRA has requested companies with livestock vehicles, drivers of vehicles, and poultry farms and groups of the compliance of biosecurity rules such as the entry control of livestock vehicles at the habitat of migrated birds, the strict cooperation to fulfill bypass action, and the disinfection at the entry to farms.