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Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads in North Korea

In an e-mail to VOA's Korean service Wednesday, the organization said at least six pigs were slaughtered January 16 after an outbreak of the disease in Sunan Village.

The new foot-and mouth outbreak in Pyongyang was of Type-O, the same class that had affected a pig farm in Pyongyang on January 8. The first outbreak resulted in the death of more than 3,000 animals.

While the time difference between the first and the second outbreaks was only one week, such information is rarely made public by the North Korean government. It is not yet known if the disease outbreak has been contained or spread to even more farms in North Korea.

Juan Lubroth, the Chief Veterinary Officer at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said his team just returned from a week-long visit to Pyongyang and is analyzing its findings. North Korea requested the organization's support in containing the disease last month.

Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads in North Korea | NC Rumors

The World Organization for Animal Health says deadly foot-and-mouth disease has spread to another farm in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. In an e-mail to VOA's Korean service Wednesday, the organization said at least six pigs were slaughtered January 16 after an outbreak of the disease in Sunan Village. The new foot-and mouth outbreak in Pyongyang was of Type-O, the same class that had affected a pig farm in Pyongyang on January 8. The first outbreak resulted in the death of...

Virus of foot and mouth disease in Chitwan identified - E Kantipur

CHITWAN, JAN 20 - The virus of the foot and mouth disease that had taken epidemic proportion in Chitwan has been identified.

The virus of the disease has been identified as PanAsia , according to the District Livestock Health Office.

A sample from the cattle affected by the disease had been sent to the National Foot and Mouth and Epidemic Disease Laboratory in Budhanilakantha, Kathmandu.

The virus was identified following tests at the laboratory and it is expected to help us check the disease, said Chief of the Office Dr Ram Kumar Karki.

A total of 42 cattle heads have already perished due to the disease in Chitwan alone.

FMD spreads to 53 panchayats [local government areas] in Kozhikode district - The Hindu

With the district under red alert over the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) flare-up, the Animal Husbandry Department cites several reasons for the outbreak, from negligent cattle owners to unchecked flow of slaughter animals from across the State border.

Though the department is still unable to pinpoint the source of the outbreak, it does not rule out the possibility that the FMD virus serotype O may have undergone mutation. Till date, the FMD rash has spread to 53 of the total 75 panchayats in the district, the latest being Eramala village.

From April 1 to December 17, 438 head of cattle have been detected with the FMD virus. The department reports that 56 head of cattle, including calves, have succumbed to the virus. The department has distributed Rs.80,000 as compensation to four persons here.

“Outbreak may be due to several reasons, from vaccinations not being done properly and one time to faulty storage practices to the lack of awareness of the disease. We are also checking if the O strain has undergone any mutation, which may then make the cattle immune to the present course of vaccinations,” T. John Kattakayam, Chief Veterinary Officer, said.

FMD Outbreak in Tibet; Animals Receive Vaccination - The Cattle Site

A total of 591 cattle were found susceptible, out of which 52 cases were reported. All 591 animals were destroyed.

The OIE, in conjunction with the country's competent authorities, carried out vaccination of livestock. A total of 51345 cattle, 348 sheep/goats and 1124 pigs were vaccinated.

Apart from the vaccinations, other control measures were also applied. These measures include stamping out, quarantine, movement control within the country, screening, zoning, disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s) and dipping/spraying.

The virus sub-type was identified as SEA 97 G2, the OIE reports. However, the source of the outbreak(s) remains inconclusive.

FMD extracts a heavy toll on livestock in [Kerala, India] - The Hindu

The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has claimed more then 1,300 heads of cattle, continues to rage across the State, even as veterinary experts try to figure out the causes for the death of livestock that had undergone vaccination against the scourge.

Minister for Animal Husbandry K.P. Mohanan said no new cases of FMD mortality had been reported over the last few days.

He said the ban on import of cattle from neighbouring States would continue till the disease was controlled.

“We have also started disbursement of compensation for farmers who have lost their cattle to FMD.”

Intensified efforts

The Department of Animal Husbandry has intensified efforts to control the disease. Director N.N. Sasi said the virus was persisting in most districts.

He said treatment protocols had been issued to veterinary doctors and steps taken to ensure adequate supply of antibiotics to all districts.

While calves easily give in to the heart lesions caused by the FMD virus, adult cattle die of secondary infections from the loss of immunity. The highest toll has been reported from Palakkad (459), Thrissur (446), and Kollam (364).

Scientists confirm serotype O leading to outbreak of foot and mouth disease [in Tamil Nadu] - Times of India

COIMBATORE: As officials struggle to contain the spread of foot and mouth disease among cattle in Erode district, scientists at the Project Directorate on Foot and Mouth Disease at Mukteswar in Uttarakhand, have released initial confirmation that virus serotype O is responsible for the outbreak. Senior scientists at the directorate on the Indian Veterinary Research Institute analysed seven samples from Erode in Tamil Nadu and have sent a list of recommendations to the state government pertaining to control measures in affected areas.

Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in Tibet - Xinhua

On Aug. 5, one village in Qamdo Prefecture reported that 14 head of cattle showed symptoms of the disease. The national laboratory test results released on Tuesday confirmed that the cattle were infected with type-O foot-and-mouth disease, the ministry said.

Local authorities have sealed off and sterilized the infected area, where 57 head of cattle have been culled and safely disposed of, according to the ministry.

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