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More Cattle Affected by FMD in Kazakhstan

11 June 2013

KAZAKHSTAN - The country's veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in East Kazakhstan in which cattle and sheep/goats have been affected.

According to follow-up report no. 1 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 10 June, a total of 2111 cattle were found susceptible to the FMD virus (serotype A), out of which 50 cases were reported. A total of 901 animals were destroyed.

Illegal movement of animals and contact with wild animal species have been identified as the main causes of the outbreak(s).

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