The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed a foot-and-mouth
outbreak involving 53 head of cattle, in the northwestern Qinghai Province.
The affected cattle in Datong County were diagnosed with Asia
Type One FMD by the National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference
Laboratory 13 days after they showed signs of illness on Sept. 30,
said a ministry statement.
The ministry said the outbreak was under control, with the
contagious areas cordoned off and disinfected.
A total of 110 cattle in the contagious areas had been culled.
Other livestock at risk had been vaccinated.
(Xinhua News Agency October 17, 2006)