ISMAIL SABRI-MONITOR/BM VETERINARY DEPT TO STEP UP MONITORING, FOGGING AT PIG FARMS
July 6 20:11
BERA,The Veterinary Services Department with the cooperation of the Health Department will step up monitoring and fogging at pig farms to prevent any risk of Japanese Encephalitis (JE). Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said rearers were also not allowed to transport the animals out of the farms. He also urged the 542 pig rearers in the peninsula to enhance the cleanliness of their farms by improving the drainage and sewage systems. "Although the pig farms in Kampung Selamat have been reported to be free of JE, the veterinary department is still taking precautions to monitor activities there," he told reporters after breaking fast and presentation of Ramadan assistance to Bukit Kepayang Felda settlers here today. Last week, a Year Six pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Selamat in Tasek Gelugor, Penang was admitted to the hospital after being infected with the JE virus.