Argentina recovers FMD free status

by Editor
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has declared Argentina to be free of foot and mouth disease (FMD) with vaccination.

There is only one exception being related to a 15km wide strip at the country’s northern border with Bolivia.

In January, there was an FMD outbreak in Bolivia and Argentina which suspended all meat imports and increased border checks and security to prevent the disease spreading from its neighbour.

Argentina’s last outbreak of FMD was in February 2006 which led to many countries banning Argentinean beef exports.