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FMD Outbreak Reported in Russia

20 July 2010

RUSSIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting cattle, swine and sheep/goats in Russia.

The Russian veterinary authorities sent an immediate notification to the OIE yesterday, 19 July.

A total of 112 cattle were found affected, while 2256 showed signs of susceptibility. In the case of swine, four animals were found affected while 50 were found susceptible to the disease. No animals were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak is remains inconclusive and is under investigation.

According to the report, the outbreak occurred 12km away from the Chinese border.


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