FMD Outbreak in Guinea Affects Cattle Herds

GUINEA - The Guinean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Mandiana, affecting cattle herds.
calendar icon 10 March 2014
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Friday, 7 March. According to the report, the outbreak was first suspected on 15 February and confirmed on 27 February.

Cattle of all ages were affected. A total of 100 animals were found susceptible, out of which 54 cases and six deaths were reported. None of the animals were destroyed and/or slaughtered.

Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering has been traced as the main source of the outbreak.

Some of the control measures applied to contain the situation include:

  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country

None of the affected animals have been vaccination. However, the affected animals have received treatment (disinfection of ulcers and treatment with oxytetracycline 20%).

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