September 14, 2018 / 2:00 PM / 3 months ago

China reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, culls 47 cattle

BEIJING, Sept 14 (Reuters) -

* China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on Friday an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in a herd of cattle that was transported to the Xinjiang region from Gansu province

* On Sept. 6, authorities discovered the suspected outbreak and on Sept. 14 they confirmed a diagnosis of the O-type strain of the disease

* The local government in Xinjiang then culled 47 cattle following the outbreak

* The outbreak is now under control, the ministry said. (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)

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