Published Date: 2016-09-02 04:42:47
Subject: PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease - Armenia (04): (LO) livestock, susp, RFI
Archive Number: 20160902.4459221
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE - ARMENIA (04): (LORI) LIVESTOCK, SUSPECTED, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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Date: Wed 31 Aug 2016
Source: HETQ [edited]
Levon Ter-Isahakyan, acting head of the Department of Veterinary and Livestock Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, told Hetq that he has been informed about an alleged outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Lori community of Margahovit and that steps are being taken to verify the news. The other day, Margahovit Mayor Samvel Ananyan contacted Hetq with news of the outbreak.
Ter-Ishkhanyan said that all livestock in Margahovit had been vaccinated and that his office hasn't received any disease reports from the community.
Hovhannes Mkrtchyan, from the ministry's Food Safety Division, told Hetq that experts have been dispatched to Margahovit and are conducting health tests.
[For the location of Margahovit (Lori province), see map at http://www.fallingrain.com/world/AM/06/Margahovit.html.
Confirmation of the suspected outbreak or otherwise will be appreciated. In case confirmed, information on the affected species and involved virus serotype are requested. - Mod.AS
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/133.]