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The official Animal HealthColombia − Establishment of an FMD containment zone

Animal Health Posted on 2018-08-01 17:19:23

Colombia − Establishment of an FMD containment zone

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Since outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) were reported from Colombia on 24 June 2017, the officially recognised status of the ‘FMD-free zone where vaccination is practised’ [1] was suspended.

On 21 November 2017, Colombia submitted documentation to the OIE requesting an evaluation for the establishment of a containment zone. This was approved by the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases.

The ‘FMD free zone where vaccination is practised’ status for the zone was therefore re-instated, taking effect from 11 December 2017, with the exception of the territory within the containment zone, composed of the Department of Arauca and parts of the Departments of Boyacá, Casanare and Cundinamarca Departments, as shown here.

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