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Epidemiological analyses of Foot-and-mouth disease in Pakistan.
According to the study, the last outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease with serotype C in the Americas dates back to 2004.
Analysis of outbreak serotypes and cases in neighboring countries (Figure 1, panels A-C) showed that type O foot-and-mouth disease virus has been predominant every year for the past 15 years.
Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
Earlier on Thursday, the Bulgarian government announced it will provide BGN 300 000 to farmers from Kosti, where the domestic animals were slaughtered over cases of foot-and-mouth disease.
Animal Health's head of contingency planning Gordon Hickman, said: "This exercise will test the plans and responses of all the main operational partners that would be involved in preventing and controlling a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Last night a Defra spokeswoman said: "The decision has been taken to slaughter cattle on suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease on a farm in Surrey.
September 15: Pigs on another farm in Surrey are slaughtered on suspicion of having foot-and-mouth disease.
Production was stopped and livestock lorries were turned back after it was discovered cattle had been sent to St Merryn from a third Surrey farm found to have foot-and-mouth disease, before the ban on livestock movement.
5 million doses of trivalent vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), supplied by the European Commission to Turkey, will arrive on 9 March as a contribution towards the spring vaccination campaign against this disease in Turkish Thrace and adjacent areas.
China's Agriculture Ministry has confirmed a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak among 18 heads of cattle in the northwestern province of Gansu, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
The USDA cites other diseases, in addition to "mad cow disease," as proof that the NAIS is necessary--Asian bird flu, Newcastle Disease, foot-and-mouth disease, and brucellosis.