domingo, 15 de dezembro de 2013
BRUCELLOSIS, HUMAN, BOVINE - PANAMA: (PANAMA)
, Veterinarian and Animal Health deputy director of the Ministry of Agricultural Development ( ) , confirmed to FOX Report that there are six affected animal farms , but denied that it is passed to humans.
The secretary general of the, reported that they are awaiting for results of confirmatory tests from Memorial Hospital reports
The 22 examined in October are working on the farms Eland Los Mangos, located 30 minutes from downtown .
The arrival ofto cattle in Resume took place in October, when 72 cattle were slaughtered on three farms , two dairy and one meat , in Monte , and the valley was quarantined.
Despite the measure, which banned the movement of cattle,confirmed that two animals were infected with in Darien , on a farm whose owner is the same as that of one in , which has raised questions about the effectiveness of the quarantine .
" 129 animals were sacrificed ,"told local television.
The official did not seem concerned about said La. "I foresaw more cases," he said. "We are mitigating the situation ," he added.
But for the Association of Dairy Producers () , the cases are “worrying" because it is a highly contagious disease and especially as the origin of the outbreak is still unknown.
The last time Panama had sick animals from bovinewas in 2004, and human cases in 2009 , according to the World for Animal Health ( ).
A report was sent to the, in October, detailing the slaughter of 72 cattle slaughtered in . But the notification to the - binding international rules on transparency , with the total number of 129 sacrifices was not met .
In Resume quarantine is maintained, but is allowed to market milk pasteurizing companies said Luis Solano , regional coordinator for Animal Health Measure .
The spread ofto humans is through consumption of milk, undercooked meat or contact with secretions from infected animals .
It produces abortions in animals and in humans , fever , weakness and general pain. "It is an extremely infectious" warns the .
Ainvestigation earlier this year revealed that the blood tests showed a person infected with . It also published details of the secret slaughter of bovine tuberculosis animals in Anton, .