March 20, 2013


China's Qinghai province reports FMD outbreak


An outbreak of foot and mouth disease affecting cattle at a farm located in China's Qinghai province was reported by the Chinese veterinary authorities.


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 1 on March 18 (Monday). The FMD outbreaks in China have been going on for a month.


A total of 63 animals were found susceptible, out of which two cases were reported. While no deaths were recorded, all 63 animals were destroyed.


The source of the outbreaks has not yet been determined.