March 22, 2021

Brazilian states get favourable OIE opinion for being FMD-free


Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina, has announced that the country has received a favorable opinion from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for Brazilian states that are declared free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) without vaccination.


The states are Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Block I (Acre, Rondônia and part of Amazonas and Mato Grosso). Paraná also received a favorable opinion as an independent classical swine fever free zone. In May, the opinion will be evaluated during OIE's 88th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates.


Cristina informed governors and agriculture secretaries of the states about the technical opinion in a virtual meeting, on March 10.


At this point, according to the OIE evaluation procedures, all 182 current delegates of the organisation will be notified of the decision and will have 60 days to request information about the Brazilian claims, in order to support the vote during the general session.


- Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (Brazil)