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·         Foot-and-mouth disease detected in Indonesia; Australian livestock sector on alert

A large, 12-month outbreak of FMD in Australia could cost the industry $16 billion

 

·         Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak reported in Indonesia

… the disease may have been spreading in cattle in and around the city of Surabaya on the large Indonesian island of Java for some weeks...

 

 

 

Foot-and-mouth disease detected in Indonesia; Australian livestock sector on alert

 

o   The Cattle Council says more than 1,200 cases have been confirmed in Indonesia

o   Australia has offered assistance as Indonesia prepares an emergency declaration

o   A large, 12-month outbreak of FMD in Australia could cost the industry $16 billion

 

By Stephanie Sinclair and Arlie Felton-Taylor, ABC Rural Australia

May 6, 2022

 

Australian biosecurity officials are on high alert after reports of more than 1,000 cases of foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, with fears that a large multi-state outbreak here could cost the industry billions of dollars.

 

The Cattle Council of Australia on Friday said it had received advice that 1,247 cases of the contagious disease had been detected in four East Java provinces — Gresik, Lamongan, Sidoarjo and Mojokerto.

 

In a statement to members, the council said it understood Indonesia was in the process of preparing an emergency declaration and collecting samples to determine an appropriate vaccine.

 

"We are engaged with Indonesia and also working across our networks to establish the support that Australia and other global and regional organisations can offer to support a swift and effective response," the council's statement said.

 

"Indonesia is our closest neighbour with whom we share an incredibly important bilateral trading partnership. The close proximity of Indonesia has major implications for our biosecurity system and disease-free status."

 

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) confirmed it was aware of reports of an outbreak and said Australia would offer immediate assistance...

 

Costs thought to be as much as $100bn ...

 

more, including links 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-05-06/foot-and-mouth-detected-in-indonesia-cattle-council/101045720

 

 

Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak reported in Indonesia

 

James Nason, Beef Central (Australia)

06/05/2022

 

A Food and Mouth Disease outbreak has been reported in a provincial city in Indonesia, presenting an alarming escalation in biosecurity threats for the Asia Pacific region and Australia’s livestock sector.

 

The FMD diagnosis has been made by an Indonesian reference laboratory and is yet to be formally confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

 

Beef Central understands the Indonesian Government is in the process of collecting samples to send to an OIE world reference laboratory in England for formal diagnosis and determination of the exact strain so appropriate vaccines can be ordered.

 

Details of the reported incursion are laid out in an official East Java Provincial Government incident report and suggest the disease may have been spreading in cattle in and around the city of Surabaya on the large Indonesian island of Java for some weeks...

 

Foot and Mouth Disease Threat: Cattle Council Statement ...

 

Resources ...

 

more, including links 

https://www.beefcentral.com/news/foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak-reported-in-indonesia/