FMD Outbreak in Russia Affects Cattle11 June 2013
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Karachayevo-Cherkesskaya Resp.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on 10 June. The affected population consists of cattle. The outbreak was initially observed on 3 June and confirmed on 8 June after a nested RT-PCR test was conducted at the FGBI "Federal Centre for Animal Health", the OIE's reference laboratory.
A total of 600 animals were found susceptible, out of which 90 cases were reported. No deaths were recorded and no animals were destroyed.
The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.
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