April 18, 2013


China reports FMD outbreak among cattle in Xinjiang


China's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) at a farm in Xinjiang, which is affecting cattle populations.


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on April 16, stating that the causal agent was the FMD virus, serotype A.


According to the report, 12 animals were found susceptible, out of which all 12 were affected and culled, as a result.


The origin of the infection remains inconclusive. However, several control measures have been applied in response.