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China reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, culls 47 cattle


Reuters China
Updated: 14-09-2018 19:28 IST

China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Friday an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in a herd of cattle that was transported to the Xinjiang region from Gansu province

On Sept. 6, authorities discovered the suspected outbreak and on Sept. 14 they confirmed a diagnosis of the O-type strain of the disease

The local government in Xinjiang then culled 47 cattle following the outbreak

The outbreak is now under control, the ministry said. (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)

COUNTRY : China

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