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Latest FMD situation

South Africa currently has 146 open foot and mouth diseases (FMD) outbreaks in the previous FMD free zone, comprised of three outbreak events, according to the directorate animal health of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

The outbreaks affect Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal.

The movement of cattle in the whole country was suspended on 18 August 2022, but the ban was amended on 8 September 2022 to include sheep and goats and is limited to the new disease management areas of KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Free State.

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