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OIE Announces Peru As FMD Free

28 May 2013

PERU – The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed Peru as foot and mouth and African horse sickness free, Agriculture Minister Milton Von Hesse announce over the weekend.

Confirmation of FMD free status will come as a huge boost to trading worldwide, said the Minister.

"Undoubtedly, this is good news and this measure will benefit the national livestock sector and foreign trade," he said.

Peru and Chile are the only countries in their region to have been granted foot and mouth disease free status, the minister added.

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