Media Release

Immediate Release                                                    Date: 14 January 2019

FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK IN THE VHEMBE DISTRICT OF LIMPOPO

The national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) confirmed the outbreak of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo. Samples were collected during a disease investigation after reports of cattle with lameness were received. The positive location is just outside the FMD Control Zone in the Free Zone without vaccination. It is in the high surveillance area of the FMD Free Zone.

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