Major foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt threatens the region

Mobilizing vaccines, strong regional coordinated action crucial
22/03/2012Urgent action is required to control a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and prevent its spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, which could have serious implications for food security in the region, FAO warned today. With vaccines urgently needed, international and regional organizations are at the ready to assist in developing a regional prevention, preparedness and action plan.