Foot-and-mouth outbreak confirmed in Qinghai
Updated: 2006-03-13 14:17
An outbreak of Asia Type One foot-and-mouth disease has occurred in a village
called Dayu in Guinan County in northwestern Qinghai Province, China's Ministry
of Agriculture announced on Sunday.
Nineteen cattle and two pigs on the farm which reported the outbreak have
been culled by the provincial veterinary bureau.
The disease was reported on March 4 and it was confirmed by the state
laboratory as foot-and-mouth disease. The ministry said the disease is under
control at present.
The Qinghai provincial government and the Ministry of Agriculture ordered an
immediate disinfection and quarantine of the outbreak site, as well as a
thorough inoculation of all vulnerable animals in the region.