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Ecuador Confirms 48 cases of FMD

25 June 2009

ECUADOR - The Ecuadorian government on Tuesday confirmed 48 cases of foot-and-mouth disease in domestic animals, which prompted neighboring Colombia and Peru to take preventive measures on their meat imports.

The government is expected to take drastic measures such as culling domestic animals that had not been vaccinated. One "should not play" with the disease, said Agriculture and Livestock Minister Walter Poveda.

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