Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

National Dec 20, 2019

Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

The government said Friday it will expand vaccinations of pigs against hog cholera to cover Tokyo and seven prefectures adjacent to the 12 prefectures with confirmed cases of the deadly virus. The vaccinations may start later this month in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Kyoto and Nara, ...

Japan may expand swine fever vaccination areas to unaffected prefectures

National Dec 7, 2019

Japan may expand swine fever vaccination areas to unaffected prefectures

Agriculture minister Taku Eto on Friday suggested the possibility of expanding the swine fever vaccination program to cover prefectures where the infectious disease hasn't entered yet. Six unaffected prefectures have asked the agriculture ministry for vaccinations, which started being carried out in infected prefectures last ...

World / Science & Health Nov 3, 2019

New Ebola vaccine arrives in Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the Central African country battles its second-deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary ...