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China Reports New FMD Outbreak

28 April 2009

CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported two new cases of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) - in cattle - to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The veterinary authority in China sent an Immediate Notification dated 25 April to the OIE, describing two new outbreaks of FMD.

Both the outbreaks were in cattle and started on 20 April. The first was in Dongjiang village, near Hengyang in Hunan Province. The second was at Mazong, near Zunyi in Guizhou Province. In total, there were 131 cases among 241 susceptible animals. Two cattle died and the rest were destroyed.

The last occurrence of FMD in China was in November 2008.



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