Local animal products safe for consumption, says association

Ministry of Agriculture commences vaccine production

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AMMAN — The Agricultural Engineers Association has issued a statement assuring the public that local animal products are safe for human consumption, despite the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Dhuleil area in Zarqa.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the association issued a statement saying that the disease is a temporary and localized problem and that it is closely monitoring the spread of the disease.

It also stressed that the situation calls for concerted and coordinated efforts to eradicate the disease, and protect the health of citizens.

Misinformation The association warned that spreading misinformation and rumors about the disease could lead to a new crisis that would take a long time to resolve.

Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious viral disease that affects cloven-hooves animals, but does not cause death. It requires great efforts and various measures, including vaccination and quarantine, to contain it and prevent its spread.

VaccineIn response to the recent outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture has initiated procedures for the production of a vaccine for the SAT2 strain of the disease.

Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat stressed the importance of proceeding with the vaccine production and implementing necessary scientific and technical measures, while adhering to the regulations governing its production.

The minister also viewed this as a significant investment opportunity to supply the region with the vaccine.

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