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China's Foot and Mouth Moves Across Country

09 January 2015

CHINA – Over three hundred Chinese pigs have died from foot and mouth disease (FMD) some three thousand kilometres from the initial source.

China’s foot and mouth disease strain has been confirmed in Anhui, some three thousand kilometres from its Tibetan source on the eastern side of the country.

The outbreak, reported on Tuesday, involves a pig farm near the city of Maanshan, where a 926 herd was culled out after mortalities, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Studies at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute confirmed it as serotype A, the scourge of many herds across the southern regions of Tibet and Yunnan.

National vaccination responses have so far treated over 181, 000 cattle and sheep within Tibet and Yunnan.

Original notification came early in July 2013 when cattle, swine and sheep were destroyed in a Yunnan village.

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