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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

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Abstract

DYASON, E. Summary of foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks reported in and around the Kruger National Park, South Africa, between 1970 and 2009. J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. [online]. 2010, vol.81, n.4, pp. 201-206. ISSN 1019-9128.

Information with regard to foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks that occurred in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and adjacent areas of South Africa between 1970 and 2009 was collected from reports and files of various government departments and collated into one report. The collected data were summarised in a table and assessed for patterns. Fifty-one FMD outbreaks occurred during this period in the target area, of which 16 were SAT 1, 31 were SAT 2, 4 were SAT 3 and 3 were not serotyped. No pattern could be discerned although SAT 1 outbreaks occurred more frequently in the summer months while more SAT 2 outbreaks occurred in winter.

Keywords : foot-and-mouth disease; Kruger National Park; Limpopo Province; outbreak reporting; South Africa.

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