OIE: Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in East China

CHINA - Laboratory tests carried out at the Lanzhou Veterinary Institute have confirmed a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Dalian region.
calendar icon 28 November 2012
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On November 24 a pig farm in Puwan New District in Dalian was confirmed as having FMD. Currently the source of origin of the infection is not known.

So far only pigs have been effected by the outbreak which has caused 43 deaths in a swine herd. The morbidity and mortality rate is currently at 100 per cent.

The measures being applied to control the disease have ben quaratine, movement control within China, screening and zoning. A vaccination programme has targetted 8,060 sheep/goats, 6141 cows and 305 pigs.

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