Zimbabwe Veterinary Services Confirm Outbreak In Masvingo28 May 2013
ZIMBABWE - An unknown serotype of foot and mouth disease has been confirmed in a cattle herd in the Chiredzi area of Masvingo, in the south east of the country.
Almost a third of the 158 cattle on a farm in Mkwasine have been diagnosed with the disease.
The holding where the outbreak was confirmed is a self-contained beef farm close to a wildlife conservancy with wild buffalo.
Measures such as quarantine, zoning and control of wildlife reservoirs have been put in place.
The notification is a recurrence of a previous outbreak in April and was reported to the World Organisation for Animal health by Dr Unesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Director at the Division of Veterinary of Field Services.
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