Possible FMD Infection in Japan


Via Brownfield:

Japan has temporarily halted beef exports after a possible case of Foot & Mouth Disease was found in southern Japan. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry says three cows are suspected of being infected with the virus and “the government will take every measure to prevent the disease from spreading further.” The three cows are part of a herd of 16 all of which will be destroyed if the disease is confirmed and a safety zone will be set up to monitor cattle and control their movement in the area.

If confirmed, it would be the first cases of FMD in Japan since 2000.

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