The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Tuesday said that foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] infections have been confirmed in cattle in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. On May 2, a village in Awat County in Aksu Prefecture reported that 16 heads of cattle showed suspected symptom of the disease, according to the MOA…Full-text article: China Central Television May 2013

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  • On 7 May 2013, China’s National FMD Reference Laboratory confirmed it was type-A FMD, the same type that was detected in Tibet in April 2013

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