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Libya Reports Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks in Sheep, Cattle

Libya Reports Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks in Sheep, Cattle

Libya reported multiple outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in sheep and cattle in the northwest of the country, according to a notice to the World Organization for Animal Health.

The infectious livestock disease affected 170 cattle and 3,500 sheep at a total of 13 locations, with the first notified outbreaks starting Dec. 18 in the Misratah district and the town of Zlitan, an alert published online today by the Paris-based animal-health group showed.

Cattle, sheep and goats have been vaccinated in response to the outbreak, according to the notice from Libya’s National Centre of the Animal Health and Breeding Improvement.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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