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    Limpopo's Vembe district tests positive for foot-and-mouth disease
    Economy / 8 January 2019, 2:16pm / ANA Reporter

    JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been informed of positive laboratory results for Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.

    Agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministry spokesperson, Khaye Nkwanyana, on Tuesday said samples were collected during a disease investigation after reports of cattle with lameness were received...

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    South Africa Announces End of Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak
    Pretoria, May 29 (Prensa Latina)

    South African authorities on Wednesday have announced the end of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak with the control of cases in Limpopo province, where they stopped reporting cases of infection since February.

    A statement from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) states that controls and surveillance in that area are maintained.

    The outbreak was detected in Limpopo on February 7 and this caused that South Africa lost its World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognized FMD-free zone without vaccination status...


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      DA slams government as foot and mouth disease spreads in Limpopo
      The DA called on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza to act decisively after three more farms have been hit by foot and mouth disease.
      Cornelia Le Roux by Cornelia Le Roux
      2020-01-07 19:36

      Three more commercial farms in Limpopo have reported new incidences of foot and mouth disease (FMD). This brings the number of affected farms in the province to 13 despite the Department of Rural Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development’s national ban on livestock auctions...


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        Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in 15 locations in Limpopo since start of outbreak
        Limpopo / 14 January 2020, 3:09pm / ANA Reporter

        Durban - The total number of locations that tested positive for foot and mouth disease (FMD) since an outbreak was confirmed in Limpopo in November was sitting at 15, according to the Department of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural development.

        "Four further cases of FMD were reported since mid-December 2019, with three cases reported in December and one case reported in the first week of January 2020. The total number of confirmed positive locations since the start of outbreak has risen to 15," said the department's media liaison officer Reggie Ngcobo on Tuesday.

        More than 130 points were identified with possible links to specific auctions and known affected properties.

        Follow-up investigations and collection of samples had already been performed on 95 of the points, and precautionary quarantines has been lifted on 44 properties that proved to be negative for FMD...


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          Source: Africa: Agriculture Confirms Fmd in 16 Locations
          27 January 2020

          A total of 16 locations inside Limpopo province have been confirmed positive for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) since the start of the outbreak.

          The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development said additional premises have been identified as positive this month.

          However, the department emphasised that the new cases found do not mean that the outbreak is actively spreading.

          "It is an indication that the disease control efforts are effective in identifying positive locations, which became infected after the initial spread of the disease from specific auctions in September and October 2019," the department said.

          According to the department, most of the positive locations were found as a result of the continued trace-forward and trace-back investigations of the FMD outbreak...