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Foot-and-Mouth Disease
FAO calls for urgent action to tackle FMD outbreak in Egypt

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A MAJOR outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt could have serious implications for food security in the region, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

The FAO reported on March 22 that there had been 40,222 suspected cases of the disease and that, according to official estimates, 4658 animals, mostly calves, had already died. It noted that, although FMD has circulated in Egypt for some years, the current outbreak has been caused by the …

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