The Government has reported an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Russia.

cattle.According to the APHA, a preliminary outbreak report stated 90 out of 800 cattle in the Vladimir region of west Russia showed clinical signs, with the virus confirmed as FMD serotype Asia-1.

Disease measures – including vaccination – have been put in place, it said.

No change to risk level

The APHA statement reads: “We consider there is a year-round low-risk level for the introduction of FMD from any affected country into the UK, with multiple potential pathways for introduction.

“This new outbreak does not change the risk level.”

Russia has been declared as FMD-free without vaccination across most of the country since 2015. This is the first outbreak in the area since.

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