Second 2011 outbreak of FMD in north western region of Xinjiang

07-04-2011 | |

Foot and Mouth disease has been detected in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. The disease was found in pigs and killed 25 and sickened 58.

 This is the second outbreak in the region in 2011.
The recent outbreak was less serious than the one reported in February, when 3,941 pigs were culled.
The outbreak in Xinjiang, located far from major breeding areas in the southwest and central provinces, is unlikely to hurt animal feed consumption.
[Source: Reuters]

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