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More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki

21 May 2010

JAPAN - Fifty-five new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) have been reported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The Japanese veterinary authorities sent follow-up report No. 5 to the OIE on Wednesday, 19 May. According to the report, all fifty-five outbreaks occured in Miyazaki between 13 and 19 May.

A total of 76 cattle were found affected while 2682 showed signs of susceptibility to the disease. A total of 2682 cattle was destroyed.

In the case of swine, 31 animals were affected, while 36083 were found susceptible. All susceptible animals were destroyed.



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