ArmInfo. Minister of Agriculture of Armenia Ignaty Arakelyan believes that it is premature to talk about declaring quarantine in the Lori region of Armenia because of foot and mouth disease. "Preliminary studies have shown that information about the presence of foot and mouth disease is not true, and when final conclusions are ready, we will announce them." There is no loss of livestock, "Agriculture Minister Ignaty Arakelyan said in an interview with journalists on August 10 after a meeting of the Armenian government.
According to the minister, the specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia and the State Food Safety Service are currently working on the ground, taking samples, the final results of research are not yet available. Today there are unconfirmed symptoms of the disease. However, in order to receive clear answers, the Minister called for the results of the research to be awaited.
At the same time, as Ignaty Arakelyan thinks, at this stage there is no need to announce quarantine. "Only the village headmen suggested that we are talking about foot and mouth disease," said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia.
Answering the question of journalists, what measures are being taken to ensure that the meat of infected animals does not appear on the market, the minister noted that the department had vaccinated. "It was verified that the vaccination in this area was carried out, now we have to investigate what the problem is, at this stage there is no epidemic and there is no need to announce quarantine," concluded Arakelyan.
Earlier in the media, information appeared that in the villages of Debed and Dseh mass cases of foot and mouth disease were recorded. The representative of the rural administration of Debet Karine Nazlukhanyan reported that 70% - 908 cows in the village are sick. "According to preliminary data, we are talking about foot and mouth disease. Now we are waiting for the results of the analyzes, "she noted.