Symptoms were reported on Aug. 2 and preliminary reports indicate that the disease was confirmed in 60 cattle. The FMD virus identified in the outbreak is most similar to type 01 BFS67 - a strain maintained at the
Senior officials believe the virus may have been transported by an individual or by a car from the research complex to the farm at the center of the outbreak. A second herd has been culled from a neighboring farm located in an adjacent field.
The last major outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the