Press Release

30 July 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-two 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.