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Foot-and-mouth disease abounds

April 9, 2001 U.S. News & World Report from The Office 
International des Epizooties; Texas Animal Health Commission
Britain's battle with foot-and-mouth disease is making headlines, but the highly contagious livestock malady has hit dozens of countries since January 2000; many are unable to eradicate the affliction. The last U.S. outbreak was in 1929, Canada hasn't seen the disease since 1952, and Mexico since 1954.

Outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease since January 2000:

Colombia Brazil
Paraguay
Uruguay
Argentina
Netherlands
Ireland

Britain
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Eqypt
Mauritania
Uganda
Kenya
Tanzania

Malawi
Zambia
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland

Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Iran
United Arab Emirates

Russia
Tajikistan
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
China
Bhutan
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Malaysia


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