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New FMD Outbreak in China

23 February 2012

CHINA - Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General from the China Animal Disease Control Centre at the Ministry of Agriculture's Veterinary Bureau in Beijing has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Ningxia.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 22 February. The disease was first observed on 19 February and confirmed on 21 February. The affected population consists of cattle.

Out of 22 susceptible animals, four cases were identified. All susceptible animals were destroyed.

The OIE has not yet been able to determine the source of the outbreak.


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