Brazilian regions FMD-free
Eleven Brazilian regions have been reported to be clear
of Foot-and-Mouth disease with vaccination.
The World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE)
declaration has urged on the resumption of meat exports from the
Cleared after three years
is almost three
years after an outbreak of FMD in the states Mato Grosso do Sul and Parana
pushed the OIE to suspend the Distrito Federal and the states of Bahia, Espirito
Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe, Tocantins, Goias, Mato Grosso,
Parana and Sao Paulo.
However, these regions are now considered FMD-free
According to Brazilian Agriculture Secretary Renhold
Stephanes, the OIE's decision will pose beneficial to the reopening of new
export markets for Brazilian meat. USDA officials will visit the Brazilian state
of Santa Catarina early next month to assess fresh beef and pork production
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