June 2022

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The latest on FMD

South Africa currently has 57 active 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. The second outbreak event started in March 2022 in the previous free zone in Limpopo and has spread to northern Gauteng Province in April 2022. The third outbreak event also started in March 2022 in North West, which spread to Gauteng and the Free State.