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China confirms two outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs and cattle

Chinese veterinary authorities have confirmed two outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern province of Guangdong and southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.

Monday 4 March 2013 (4 years 11 months 20 days ago)

Chinese veterinary authorities have confirmed two outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern province of Guangdong and southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region.

The outbreak in Guangdong was confirmed in a pig farm with 948 susceptible animals, 88 of wich cases. On the other hand, farmers at Deji Village, Qushui (Lasha, Tibet), reported 13 head of cattle showed suspected symptoms of the disease.

In Guangdong pigs were infected with type A foot-and-mouth whereas in Tibet the animals were hit by the type O variety of the disease.

Friday March 1, 2013/ OIE.
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