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FMD Breaks Out in Zambia

25 November 2010

ZAMBIA - The Zambian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on 24 November.

A total of 2920 animals were found susceptible to the disease, out of which 72 cases were identified.

The main sources of the outbreak are:

  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering


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