KRG takes extra measures against dengue fever

6/22/2023 3:21:49 AM
 Health staff spraying cattle to prevent the spread of dengue fever in the Kurdistan region.
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The High Committee for the Fight against Dengue Fever has issued several new guidelines and measures to combat the disease.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) announced in a statement that due to the approaching Eid al-Adha, the High Committee to Fight Dengue Fever held its third joint meeting and decided to allocate 2 billion 771 million dinars to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Ministry also said strict measures will be taken against the slaughterhouses in coordination with the Ministry of Interior. To prevent the slaughter of animals outside the slaughterhouses and the movement of animals will be restricted, the ministry noted.

Special committees have been formed at the provincial and autonomous administration levels to fight disease, according to the statement.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources explained that the first Eid al-Adha service in mosques will be dedicated to raising awareness among citizens not to buy meat on the streets, that cause the spread of the disease.

The ministry During Eid al-Adha, will monitor slaughterhouses before and after slaughter of animals.

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