CAIRO, March 18 (UPI) -- Foot-and-mouth disease has spread throughout Egypt, claiming more than 3,100 animals, government officials said this weekend.
The General Authority for Veterinary Services said the Sat 2 serotype of the livestock disease had turned up in governates nationwide with well more than 33,000 cases reported.
The state MENA news agency said the outbreak appeared to be most serious in the Gharbiya and Dakahliya governates.
Egypt last week suspended a vaccination program so that it could be adjusted to be more effective against Sat 2. Farmers were also required to bury dead animals rather than disposing of them in drainage canals.
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