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FMD Affects Cattle, Sheep and Pigs

19 March 2013

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle, sheep/goats and swine populations.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on 18 March 2013. The disease was initially observed on 8 March and confirmed on 17 March.

A total of 2245 cattle were found susceptible, out of which 169 cases were reported. No deaths were recorded and no animals were destroyed.

In the case of pigs, 2053 showed signs of susceptibility, out of which 7 cases were reported. No deaths were recorded and no animals were destroyed.

According to nucleotide sequencing followed by phylogenetic analysis, the isolate A/Zabajkal'skij/RUS/13 belongs to FMD type A, South-East Asia genetic lineage, topotype Asia.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

TheCattleSite News Desk



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