Press Release

20 November 2020

Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow up Report

1. Introduction and summary
An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the suspended FMD free zone was
detected on 1 November 2019. In total, nineteen positive locations were identified, mainly
through trace-back and trace-forward exercises. The last positive location was reported to
the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 26 February 2020 and more than ten
months have passed since the clinical end point on affected properties. An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the suspended FMD free zone was detected on 1 November 2019. In total, nineteen positive locations were identified, mainly through trace-back and trace-forward exercises. The last positive location was reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 26 February 2020 and more than ten months have passed since the clinical end point on affected properties.

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