Press Release

8 July 2022

Foot and Mouth Disease: Outbreak and surveillance update report

1. Introduction and summary

South Africa currently has 92 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 with spread to northern Gauteng Province in April 2022.