China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Monday said that foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] infections have been confirmed in cattle in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. On April 12, a village in Xigaze in Xigaze Prefecture reported that 32 head of cattle showed suspected signs of the disease, according to the ministry…Full-text article: The Global Times Apr 2013

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  • Lab results confirmed that it is was a type A-FMD outbreak and 156 head of cattle were subsequently culled

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  • In January 2010, an outbreak of the rarer type A-FMD (there are seven serotypes) was recorded in South Korea…UN News Center Apr 2010

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