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Situation In Japan Is Not Under Control

06 May 2010

JAPAN - There have been 13 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Japan between 29 April and 5 May.

The first reported incidence in ten years, was confirmed on 20 April 2010.

Movement control areas were established on 20 and 28 April, and all new cases since then have occurred in these movement control areas.

Between 29th April and 5 May, a total of 515 cattle have been culled as well as 30,580 pigs.

The outbreaks are all in the South of Japan in the region of Miyazaki.


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