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(Updated 5/4/01)

First cases of FMD in the Netherlands



ON WEDNESDAY March 21 the Dutch Minister of Agriculture announced that the first cases of FMD in the Netherlands had been confirmed. Three other cases have been confirmed.


On a farm in the eastern part of the Netherlands four cows had been diagnosed as affected by FMD. As a result there has been a total transportation ban on cattle, sheep and poultry.