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Thursday, March 24, 2011
More Foot and Mouth Disease in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported four more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle, swine and sheep....
Friday, March 11, 2011
Cattle in Israel Affected by FMD
ISRAEL - Dairy cows and fattening calves have been affected by the foot and mouth disease virus, the country's veterinary authorities report....
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
FMD Discovered in Botswana Cattle
BOTSWANA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in the Maun region....
Monday, March 07, 2011
Korea Mulls Permanent FMD Vaccination
SOUTH KOREA - The government is considering regular vaccinations for all livestock every six months for the next three to five years to prevent another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease....
Friday, March 04, 2011
FAO-OIE Team in North Korea to Help with FMD
NORTH KOREA - A team of animal health specialists from FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has arrived in North Korea to assist veterinary authorities there in responding to outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth disease among pigs and cattle....
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Protection Measures Lifted After Implementation Of EU Rules
BULGARIA - Using the new Comitology procedure for the first time, the European Commission decided yesterday to reduce the areas under restriction in Bulgaria due to Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). ...
Fighting FMD With DNA Vaccine
US - Inovio Pharmaceuticals has announced compelling results in a study of its DNA vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) administered by Inovio's proprietary vaccine delivery technology. ...
Monday, February 28, 2011
Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported twelve outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in the KwaZulu-Natal region....
Friday, February 25, 2011
PM Admits to Gov't Error in Countering FMD
SOUTH KOREA - Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said Thursday that the government was to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot-and-mouth disease across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages....
FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won
SOUTH KOREA - Damages caused by the severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in South Korea's history hovers at around 3 trillion won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister said Thursday. ...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Religious Groups Call for Improvement in Livestock Burial
SOUTH KOREA - Some 35 religious groups from Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Cheondo Religion and Won-Buddhist organizations on Wednesday criticized the government for burying animals alive and called for improvement in the burial process as the nation...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Mistaken Virus Introduction Theory Leaves Blame on Innocent Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - It has emerged that the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus that first broke out in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province last November, is a form close to that found in Hong Kong and Russia. ...
S. Korea's FMD Caused by Virus from Viet Nam
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus is closely related to the one found in Viet Nam, a state animal quarantine agency said Thursday....
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Returns Across Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Foot-and-mouth disease reappeared in 17 cities and provinces nationwide after being contained for three weeks, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
Friday, February 11, 2011
FMD Appears in DPRK
NORTH KOREA - A serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred on livestock farms over eight cities and provinces in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). ...
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
S Korea Culls Over Three Million Livestock to Control FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine authorities said Wednesday that they ordered the culling of more than three million animals to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
Bulgaria Reports One More Outbreak of FMD
BULGARIA - The Bulgarian veterinary authorities have reported yet another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Burgas region....
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea Signals Regional Risk
ASIA - FAO is calling for veterinary and border control authorities in Asia to be on alert for animals showing signs of infection by Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), following an unprecedented outbreak of the livestock-affecting sickness in South Korea. ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - Officials have confirmed additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and bird flu today (19 January). ...
S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines
SOUTH KOREA - The Farm Minister has announced that the country's policy on FMD vaccination is to be reconsidered....
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Two More Outbreaks of FMD in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) today as the government considers revamping its national quarantine system. ...
Monday, January 17, 2011
Korean President Inspects Quarantine Activities
SOUTH KOREA - President Lee has inspected the quarantine activities against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
Two Million South Korean Livestock Culled
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have ordered the culling of some two million livestock to fight foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
More FMD Cases in Central, Southeastern Regions
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country's central and southeastern regions on Thursday, despite nationwide quarantine and vaccination efforts. ...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bulgaria Reports Another Outbreak of FMD
BULGARIA - The Bulgarian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of foot and mouth disease, this time affecting cattle, sheep and goats too....
Monday, January 10, 2011
Over 1.3 Million Livestock to be Culled to Combat FMD
S. KOREA - South Korea has ordered the culling of 1.34 million livestock since late November to stem its severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in history, the government said Monday....
More FMD Plaguing South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported 36 outbreaks across the country....
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