Foot and mouth outbreak in Zambia’s Central Province

Visitors to the Agritech Expo Zambia 2018 at Chisamba in Central Province entered a declared foot and mouth disease (FMD) zone en route to the expo recently. The affected areas of Chisama and Chibombo had 5 000 recorded cases of FMD by the 16 April, according to The Times of…

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Progress against foot and mouth disease in Uganda

The Ugandan government has lifted the ban on the movement and sale of cloven-hoofed animals following the eradication of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the Alebtong District. The quarantine was imposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries following a localised outbreak of FMD in October last…

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Vaccine-resistant foot and mouth disease strain hits Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has confirmed the outbreak of a vaccine-resistant strain of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in various parts of the country. In a statement, the State Department of Livestock (SDL) blamed the emergence of the serotype O FMD strain on the ineffectiveness the…

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Foot and mouth disease outbreak hits abattoirs in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government has banned the movement of all cloven-hoofed animals between Mashonaland West province and the capital Harare following a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services (DLVS) culled and incinerated an infected herd of 17 stud animals including Simmentaler, Brahman…

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