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Cattle in Israel Affected by FMD

11 March 2011

ISRAEL - Dairy cows and fattening calves have been affected by the foot and mouth disease virus, the country's veterinary authorities report.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 10 March. According to the report, the herd contains 575 dairy cows and three groups of fattening calves. One group contains 40 calves and no signs have been seen. The second group contains 20 calves, 15 of them showing clinical signs. The third group contains 15 calves, with 5 of them showing clinical signs.

A total of 650 cattle showed signs of susceptibility to the disease, out of which 20 cases were reported.

The epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.



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