Due to the emergence of new outbreaks of FMD in Paraguay, the Brazilian authorities are increasing surveillance and control measures at the borders with the country.
Among other measures, the armed forces are conducting support measures on the border with Paraguay. The Army is working in partnership with inspectors from the State Office for the Protection of Animal and Plant Health in the five points that are considered at high risk for the entry of FMD virus. Disinfection areas have also been installed for vehicles from Paraguay in several cities. In addition to the intensification of control units, state officials are in contact with the National Institute for Health and Food Quality (SENASA) of Argentina to conduct a joint traffic control at the border.
January 2012/ MAPA/ Brazil.