Press Release

10 September 2021

Foot and Mouth Disease: Mtubatuba Outbreak Follow-up Report and Surveillance Update

1. Introduction and summary
In May 2021, an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle was confirmed in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. Twenty-nine locations in KwaZulu-Natal Province have been identified as FMD positive and reported to the OIE. Following disease investigations to determine the extent of the spread of the disease, it is now possible to reduce the area under restrictions.