South Africa: Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in the KwaZulu-Natal Province

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SF2021-0040

On May 28, 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The outbreak was detected in cattle in a communal area, which was part of South Africa’s previous FMD-free zone before the OIE suspended this internationally recognized status in 2019. The provincial DALRRD established a task team to control the outbreak and implement measures to contain the spread.

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