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FMD Outbreaks Lessening in Miyazaki

08 July 2010

JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported one outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle, where only one case was observed.

The World Organisation for Animal Health received follow-up report no. 12 dated 7 July 2010. According to the report, one animal was affected by the FMD virus (serotype-O), and 16 showed signs of susceptibility. All 16 animals were destroted.

Movement restrictions around Miyakonojo city, Hyuga city and Saito city were lifted on 2, 3 and 6 July 2010 respectively. The absences were demonstrated by serological surveillance targeted at all susceptible animals kept within 3km around affected farms and in epidemiological related farms with them as well as by clinical surveillance targeted at all susceptible animals in the areas.

A local government’s veterinary service found a cow showed typical clinical signs of FMD by surveillance on 4 July. The affected farm is in a movement control area around Miyazaki city. All susceptible animals in the farm were destroyed on 5 July.

The cause of the outbreak is still not known.


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