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February 23, 2012


China's Ningxia reports FMD-infected cattle



A case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been detected in cattle in northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday (Feb 22).


The virus was first detected in four heads of cattle in Pengyang county,Guyuan city. Test results revealed that the cattle were carrying the O-type virus, the ministry said in a statement on its website.


All infected cattle, as well as 22 others that had been raised among them, have been culled and properly disposed of. The epidemic has been contained, according to the statement.

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