Novel strain of FMD infects cattle in Namibia

2021-09-24

Thousands of cattle in Namibia have been infected with a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease virus despite high rates of vaccination in affected populations, according to Namibia Agriculture Minister Carl Schlettwein. Goats and sheep can also be affected by and transmit FMD serotype O, which was likely introduced to Namibia through illegal movement of livestock over the border, Schlettwein said.

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