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Two New FMD Outbreaks in China

29 June 2010

CHINA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that two new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in swine.

The Chinese veterinary authorities sent follow-up report no. 12 to the OIE yesterday, 28 June. The two outbreaks took place in Qinghai and Xinjiang.

The first outbreak took place on 19 June at a farm in Xinjiang where 24 animals were reportedly infected and 355 showed signs of susceptibility to the disease. The second outbreak, which took place in Qinghai, occured on 22 June. Seventeen cases were identified, and 153 were found susceptible.

All in all, a total of 41 animals were infected while 508 animals were susceptible to the FMD virus. All animals were destroyed.

The investigation for the source of the outbreak is ongoing and remains inconclusive.


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