Colombia Reports New Outbreak

COLOMBIA - The veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
calendar icon 6 August 2009
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The Colombian veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification to OIE dated 4 August.

The report covers the discovery of FMD in a group of pigs at a local slaughterhouse of Ipiales in the state of Nariño, which is in the south-west of the country, just 5 km from the border with Ecuador.

Nine pigs about six months old were affected, and all of them were destroyed. A group of 22 cattle with them showed no clinical signs of FMD.

Columbia had been clear of FMD since September 2008.

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