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OIE: Further FMD Cases Reported In Tibet

11 October 2011

TIBET, CHINA - Following the recent Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Tibet, China, a further outbreak has occurred in the Linzhi region, Tibet.

The new outbreak occured on the 30 September 2011 in Duixu village, Zhongda town, Lang, Linzhi, Tibet.

A total of 108 cattle were found susceptible to the outbreak, out of which seven cases were reported. No deaths were recorded. However, all susceptible animals were destroyed.

In the case of swine, a total of 22 pigs were found susceptible, but no cases were reported. All susceptible animals were destroyed.

The cause of the outbreak remains unknown.


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