Statement – Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow-up Report 24 Aug 2020

Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow up Report

24 August 2020

1. Introduction and summary

An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (in the previous FMD free zone was detected on 1 November 20 19. In total 19 positive locations were identified mainly through traceback and trace forward exercises.  The last positive location was reported to the OIE on 26
February 2020 and more than 6 months have passed since the clinical endpoint on most affected properties.  The process of resolving the outbreak is ongoing and quarantine has been lifted on 9 of the 19 positive locations.

2. Affected locations

The 19 positive locations include commercial cattle breeding farms and cattle feedlots, as well as a community farm. The clinically affected animals are cattle in all cases. The map hereunder shows the locations of the affected premises within the Limpopo Province

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