Disease

Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in China

China’s Jiangsu Province has reported a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.

Animals showing signs of the disease were first found on a farm in Dongtai township on Nov. 18. It was confirmed Tuesday by the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory that the animals had the O-type strain of the disease.

After authorities were alerted to the outbreak, the affected zone was sealed off and the affected pigs were culled and incinerated.

The ministry said that at the current time, the outbreak was under control.

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