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FMD Reported in Mongolia; Livestock Receive Vaccination

28 April 2014

MONGOLIA - The Mongolian veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) at a farm in Dornogovi, affecting cattle and sheep.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 3 on Friday, 25 April. According to the report, the outbreak was previously notified as due to serotype A but confirmed afterwards by Reference Laboratory as serotype O.

A total of 73 cattle were reportedly found affected by the FMD outbreak. All 73 animals were destroyed.

The OIE, in conjunction with the country's competent authorities, vaccinated livestock in various administrative divisions across the country:

Administrative divisionTotal Vaccinated
Khentii 164330
Govi-Sumber 8018
Dornogovi 116274
Sukhbaatar 1646403
Dundgovi 5730
Tuv 256379

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.


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