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OIE: Antelope in Latest Botswana Foot and Mouth Outbreak

27 March 2013

BOTSWANA – Eleven cases of FMD disease have been confirmed in Impala and Greater Kudu species in the Francistown region, according to reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health.

The outbreak was confirmed by the Bostwana Ministry of Agriculture after routine surveillance samples proved positive for FMD upon inspection in the Botswana Vaccine Institute.

Affecting the eastern lying village of Matopi, the notification has led to dipping and spraying of relevant livestock and a vaccination programme of over 100,000 cattle and sheep/goat vaccinations.

OIE report the outbreak is part of an on-going FMD surveillance programme since identification in April 2011.


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