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35 More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki

03 June 2010

JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported 35 new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Miyazaki between 27 May and 1 June 2010.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a report on Wednesday, 2 June 2010.

According to the report, the outbreak has affected cattle and swine. 57 cattle were reportedly affected while 8858 were found susceptible to the virus. All susceptible animals were destroyed.

In the case of swine, 11 animals were affected by the outbreak and 8251 showed signs of susceptibility to the disease. All susceptible animals have been culled.

The cause of the outbreak is still unknown.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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