Japan Not Yet Clear of FMD

Restrictions on Japanese livestock transportation will remain in place until July 27 as a result of another foot-and-mouth disease suspect according to Meatingplace.

In the city of Miyazaki another cow displays symptoms of the highly contagious disease according to The Japan Times. Drooling and other FMD symptoms alerted officials on a follow up after some blood tests. Although all 16 cows at the affected farm were slaughtered and buried, this cow with symptoms appears only 800 meters from the original June 18 site.

The new discover will push back plans to declare the outbreak’s end to at least July 27. Officials had hoped to lift the bans as soon as July 16. However, restrictions will remain until the outbreak’s declared end.


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