An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle has led to control measures been put in place.
adult cattle found with oral and feet vesicular lesions have been
identified as affected with FMD. The cattle were under communal
grazing, in Chikwawa, Shire Valley, South Malawi.
that none of the affected cattle have yet been slaughtered. The last
vaccination in the area was November 2008, using trivalent SAT 1,2,3
vaccine. Dr Patrick Chikungwa, from the Department of Animal Health and
Livestock Development in Malawi says it appears these vaccinations were
The last known outbreak of FMD in Malawi was December 2008.
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