Possible foot-and-mouth outbreak in Brazil

by 5m Editor
24 December 2004, at 12:00am

US - Samples from 28 Brazilian cattle are being tested for suspected infection by hoof-and-mouth disease in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Government agents have taken blood samples, and testing will take place immediately. The cattle are reportedly on an isolated farm in Paranhos, on the border with Paraguay, but Mato Grosso do Sul is a major beef-raising state, accounting for some 40 percent of beef exports, or about $1 billion a year.

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