Arabia, the biggest importer of cattle in the Gulf region, yesterday
reported more foot-and-mouth disease cases, bringing the total number
of afflicted animals to more than 3,000.
cases were discovered at 67 sites in different parts of the Kingdom.
New cases have been reported in Riyadh, Northern Border, Qassim,
Madinah, Eastern Province, Makkah and Hail.
total number of infected animals reached 3,618, including 2,933 cows
and 685 sheep and goats,” the department of animal resources at the
ministry said in its weekly update on the disease. It added that 326
heads, including 156 cows and 170 sheep and goats died of the disease.
statement said veterinary teams were being sent to infected and
suspected sites on a daily basis.
department said follow-up reports indicated that the situation was
stable and under control in 80 percent of the disease-hit areas where
no new cases have been found.