Central American Brucellosis Programme Underway

Mon, 03 Feb 2014

COLUMBIA –Brucellosis workshops took place in Panama earlier this week as part of a multilateral veterinary programme.

Control and eradication strategies were formulated in the World Food and Agriculture (FAO) seminars which form part of a series across Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Measures include surveillance, identification of infected herds, movement control, health education, biosecurity and vaccination, according to FAO consultant Dr Hernan Rojas.

Dr Marvin Rogriguez, director of animal health in Nicaragua said the strategy for eradicating the disease will be based on regional strategy. 

The FAO said emphasised the economic, as well as animal health, benefits of removing Brucellosis.