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More FMD Outbreaks Reported in Mpumalanga

20 June 2012

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's veterinary authorities have reported four further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga's cattle populations.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 3 on 19 June 2012.

A total of 4509 showed signs of susceptibility to the outbreaks, out of which 32 cases were identified. No deaths were reported and no animals were destroyed and/or slaughtered.

The outbreaks are within the protection zone of South Africa's FMD control zone. Cattle in this zone are vaccinated against FMD.

Vaccination for FMD is prohibited in the rest of South Africa.

Contact with wild animal species has been sourced as the main cause of the outbreak.


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