Botswana: Foot and mouth disease

Continuous surveillance is still ongoing to monitor FMD situation. Surveillance in pigs is namely passive.

Thursday 20 October 2011 (6 years 3 months 29 days ago)

A containment zone has been approved by the OIE and the “FMD free zone where vaccination is not practiced” status has been re-instated. This status applies to zones 3c, 4a, 4b, 5, 6 (excluding the containment zone), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 18. Booster vaccination of small stock within the containment zone is ongoing: a total of 10,754 small stock of which 9,083 goats and 1,671 sheep.


Continuous surveillance is still ongoing to monitor FMD situation. Surveillance in pigs is namely passive. A third serological surveillance is scheduled before the end of October 2011. Surveillance in wild animals continues to be visual. There has not been any suspicion of FMD.

Cumulatively, 41,699 cattle have been destroyed within the containment zone. Helicopter search will be used to locate and destroy the left over animals within the containment zone.

Biosecurity measures are in place to keep the disease in the containment zone.

Tuesday October 11, 20117 OIE.
http://www.oie.int

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