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Gauteng authorities warn about Foot-and-Mouth disease in Limpopo

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Gauteng government urges residents not to bring any animal products from Limpopo after an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease detected in the Vhembe and Capricorn Districts. The authorities say the virus can be easily spread through human hands, shoes and even car tyres.

According to a statement made on Friday, those South African who have been visiting Limpopo and surrounding areas need to be especially careful and avoid any transportation of live cloven-hoofed animals. As for today, Foot-and-Mouth disease hasn’t been spotted in Gauteng, the government confirmed.

“Although there have been no signs of the outbreak in Gauteng, we have asked our farmers to activate their bio-security protocols in order to ensure that preventative measures are in place,” province’s MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile said.

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