Press Release

29 July 2022

Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak & Surveilance Update Report

1. Introduction and summary
South Africa currently has 101 open Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in the previous FMD-free zone, comprised of three outbreak events.  The first event started in May 2021 and is affecting KwaZulu-Natal Province.  the second outbreak event started in March 2022 in the previous free zone in Limpopo Province.  The third outbreak event also started in March 2022 in North West Province, with spread to the Free State.