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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Global FMD vaccines may grow more than 10% over the next 4 years

The global foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine market will expand by 11.22% from US$7.285 million in 2016 to an estimated US$12.241 million by 2021. This is due to renewed demand, new vaccine research, development investment projects, and increased competition between suppliers, a new market research report has revealed. In a…

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