2001 News Story

Foot-and-mouth disease on the decline

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water reported today that the number of cases of foot-and-mouth disease has dropped, and there are now only 26 herds affected nationwide, with 108 of the 134 herds fully cured.  The total number of infected animals had reached 1,250, mainly sheep, with 279 of them cattle. Only 135 animals died of the disease.