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FMD Outbreak Reported in Primorye, Russia

02 March 2012

RUSSIA - Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been found on a private farm in the village of Usachevka, in the Primorye region – also known as Primorsky Krai – in the far south-eastern corner of the country.

The outbreak affected six cows and one sheep, of the 240 cattle, 35 sheep, 12 goats and 10 pigs susceptible reports Rosselkhoznadzor veterinary services.

The source of the outbreak is currently unknown.

Usachevka located 45 km from the border between Russia and China.

Primorsky Krai is part of the buffer zone where cattle and small livestock are annually vaccinated against FMD.

All the necessary measures to suppress the outbreak and prevent the spread of the disease are being taken.


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