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February 23, 2011
A veterinarian preparing a Foot and Mouth vaccine for a cow. ©FAO/Kai Wiedenhoefer

Economic Impacts of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks in the Republic of Korea

After two episodes of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks occurring in the Republic of Korea (ROK), in January and in March 2010, there was yet another FMD outbreak reported on 29 November 2010. This current outbreak has presented many challenges in management because of the extreme contagiousness of the disease and the multiple-host species the virus can infect, causing serious economic implications and impacts to the producers and to those whose livelihoods are connected to the livestock industry in the country. [...]


Photos: ©FAO/Ishara KodikaraTechnical developments in FMD control: 10 years after the 2001 epidemic in North-West Europe.
On the 20th of February 2001, FMD was diagnosed in the UK. The rapid spread, with infection reaching three other European countries, and scale of the response, and the costs to all sectors of the economy of the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and France, and which also affected the trade of other European countries, resulted in impacts that are still felt 10 years later. We asked the EuFMD Research group to highlight progress in the past 10 years on the technical issues that affected control of FMD in 2001. Their responses have been collated and a summary made by the EuFMD Secretariat. [...]

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Photos: ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara

Rinderpest: Spotlight on
Sri Lanka

Vet2011: On the importance of veterinary medicine in the 21st century
The provision of veterinary services by national and regional agencies is a key component to the success of farm operations







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