Cyprus: Officially free from FMD

04-03-2008 | |

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has deemed Cyrprus to be officially free from FMD.

On November 6, 2007, an outbreak of FMD  was registered on the island. Much debate ensued among specialists and livestock farmers as to whether in fact it was the deadly disease.

The authorities, however, culled around 330 suspected animals and the EU placed a ban on Cypriot meat and dairy product exports, which was subsequently lifted.

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