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FMD Outbreaks Affect More Cattle in Libya

09 May 2012

LIBYA - The Libyan veterinary authorities have reported more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease affecting cattle, sheep and goats in Tarhunah, Gharyan, Al 'Aziziyah, Al Khums and Al Fatih.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 3 yesterday, 8 May.

Out of 123 susceptible cattle, 58 cases were identified and 28 deaths were reported. No animals were destroyed.

Legal movement of animals and spread of the virus through airborne means have been sourced as the origin of the outbreaks.

Several measures have been applied to contain the situation.


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