Biological Hazard – Africa – Egypt


EDIS Number: BH-20120318-34561-EGY
Date / time: 18/03/2012 19:21:41 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Africa
Country: Egypt
State/County: MultiGovernorates
Location: [Governorates of Gharbiya and Dakahliya]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Foot and mouth disease has spread throughout Egypt, claiming more than 3,100 animals, government officials said this weekend. The General Authority for Veterinary Services said the Sat 2 serotype of the livestock disease had turned up in governates nationwide with well over 33,000 cases reported. The state MENA news agency said the outbreak appeared to be most serious in the Gharbiya and Dakahliya governates. Egypt last week suspended a vaccination program so that it could be adjusted to be more effective against Sat 2. Farmers were also required to bury dead animals rather than disposing of them in drainage canals.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 2012-03-23 at 04:02:41.

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