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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to Foot and Mouth Disease. To read news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Global Risks and Costs of Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreaks
ANALYSIS - The threat of foot and mouth disease to the global livestock and meat industry is never far away, writes Chris Harris....
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
EuFMD e-learning: New Tools for New Challenges
GLOBAL - EuFMD has developed a new e-learning capacity which will substantially increase the reach and depth of our training programme. ...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
FMD in Sub-Saharan Africa Moves Over Short Distances; Wild Buffalo are a Problem
AFRICA - New research shows that in sub-Saharan Africa the virus responsible for foot and mouth disease (FMD) moves over relatively short distances and the African buffalo are important natural reservoirs for the infection....
Friday, October 11, 2013
Establishing Guidelines on Post-vaccination Monitoring of FMD
GLOBAL - Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which affects cloven-hoofed animals, is endemic in many low-income countries and continues to re-emerge and cause serious production losses even in the presence of extensive vaccination programmes....
Monday, March 26, 2012
DNA Based Vaccine Effective FMD Protection
GLOBAL - Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health in the UK have examined a new type of vaccination regime that protects cattle against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Livestock, not Gazelles, Drive FMD Outbreaks
ASIA - Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have published evidence which supports the conclusion that Mongolian gazelles—one of the most populous large land mammals on the planet—are not a reservoir of foot-and-mouth disease...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Report Shows Southern Africa FMD Control Failings
AFRICA - The results of a CORUS (cooperation for academic and scientific research) project on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in southern Africa has revealed many failings in the control of the disease and suggests several recommendations....
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Risk Analysis Evaluating Japan's FMD Status
US & JAPAN - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) yesterday released a risk analysis concerning the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) status of Japan and the risk of susceptible animals and animal products...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Agencies Set New Priorities After Rinderpest Eradication
GLOBAL - The eradication of the deadly rinderpest virus is a model for other diseases, according to FAO. Among the new priorities for control is foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
N American FMD Vaccine Bank Provides Vaccine to S Korea
GLOBAL - The North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, administered jointly by commissioners from the United States, Canada and Mexico, is providing the Republic of Korea with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine needed to assist the country...
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea Signals Regional Risk
ASIA - FAO is calling for veterinary and border control authorities in Asia to be on alert for animals showing signs of infection by Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), following an unprecedented outbreak of the livestock-affecting sickness in South Korea. ...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
FMD Threat Increasing, Warns FAO
GLOBAL - FAO has urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea. ...
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Developing New Vaccines Against FMD
GLOBAL - A sum of £1.3 million has been awarded to an international collaborative group of research institutions and industry to develop improved vaccines for foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
OIE Launch Major Drive Against Disease
GENERAL - A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by FAO and the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). ...
Friday, May 08, 2009
International Plan to Combat FMD in Eurasia
GENERAL – International experts on Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) have agreed on a plan to control the infection in Western Eurasia and stop it spreading west to Europe and North Africa, following a serious epidemic in several Middle Eastern countries....


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