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OIE: South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak

10 January 2012

SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria, South Africa.

An outbreak was reported at Mbombela, Mpumalanga on 01/ 01/2012.

Cattle affected were at a diptank adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Affecting cattle only, the outbreak resulted in six cases and there have been no deaths reported so far.

The outbreak effects a defined zone within the country.

The outbreak is thought to be due to contact with wild species.

Control measures being applied include:

  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • No vaccination
  • No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied include:

  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)


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