Foot-and-mouth disease quarantine declared in Eastern Kazakhstan

Business Materials 24 December 2011 13:39 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

Foot-and-mouth disease quarantine declared in Eastern Kazakhstan, Kazakh Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday.

Some sick animals, suspected of having foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) were revealed in eastern Kazakhstan on Dec. 19

The examination conducted by Kazakh Republican Veterinary Laboratory found FMD virus of "O" type in animals' samples.

Quarantine arrangements and animals vaccination was launched to prevent further spread of infection.

Foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic. The virus causes a high fever for two or three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness.