Press Release

16 August 2021

Mtubatuba Outbreak Follow-Up Report and Surveillance Update - 30 July 2021

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-six locations in KwaZulu-Natal Province have been identified as FMD positive and reported to the OIE. Disease investigations to determine the extent of the spread of disease are nearing completion. The following map shows positive locations. Note that locations with close proximity may appear as a single location on this map.