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18 May 2009 / 05:41

According to the world mass media, the epidemiological situation somewhat turns okay in some regions of the world where the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also known as the “swine flu”, has been earlier actively observed, the report by Uzbekistan National News Agency said May 18.

Nevertheless, the complex of measures is being undertaken in Uzbekistan to prevent the introduction of infection and its spread on the nation’s territory. In particular, the veterinary services of Uzbekistan are also taking a very part in this work, the report said.

“Not a single case of this disease has been revealed in our country neither among people nor animals,” the head of division of the veterinary inspection of the Head state veterinary department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdurasul Boltaev said. “However, the causative of the H1H1 flu is a mutated virus. So far, there is not immunity to it. In this respect, the veterinary services of Uzbekistan undertake the substantial preventive measures.”

In order not to allow the introduction of various infectious diseases to the territory of the country the head state veterinary inspectors of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, provinces and city of Tashkent have reinforced the ant—epizootic control at slaughter houses, peasant’s markets, airports, railroad and motor stations. Not less important seems to be an awareness work undertaken with people, including the livestock owners.

As a result of effective work of all units of the veterinary services of Uzbekistan, at the moment the favorable epizootic state is being maintained on the territory of country not only in terms of the H1N1 virus, but also other infectious animal diseases.

Ikboljon Soliev for the Information Agency “Jahon” in English