Media Statement FMD – Molemole Outbreak Follow Up Report 27 Feb 2020

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Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow-up Report

27 February 2020    – Report compiled by Directorate: Animal Health

1.  Introduction and summary

An outbreak of FMD in the previous FMD zone was detected on 1 November 2019 and a total number of 19 positive locations were identified, with the last positive location reported to the OIE on 26 February 2020.  The increase in the number of positive locations is not indicative that the disease is actively spreading, but is as a result of the ongoing forward and backward tracing that is still being conducted as part of the disease investigation.

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