The Impact Foot & Mouth Disease would have on Australia

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals, including pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer. It causes mouth sores, fever, lameness and death. The name “foot-and-mouth” refers to the hooves of affected animals. The disease is named after the village of ‘Foote’ near Salisbury, England, where the first outbreak was reported…

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