Four additional Brazilian states have been recognized as free of foot-and-mouth disease without the need for vaccinations, by the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE.
The World Organization for Animal Health, OIE restored Paraguay with the status of free of foot and mouth disease, FMD, with vaccination, a condition it had lost back in September 2011. The news was confirmed in Asunción by Paraguay's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Jorge Gattini
The mass cull of farm animals to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, may be unnecessary if there is a new outbreak, scientists suggest. A new analysis of disease transmission suggests that future outbreaks might be controlled by early detection and killing only affected animals.
FAO urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea.
Japan has discovered suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs at a farm in Miyazaki prefecture, where the government confirmed the first outbreak since 2000 in cows last week.