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Monday, May 24, 2010

Nepal : FMD (Foot and Mouth Disease) strikes wildlife

Via Republica :

" MAHENDRANAGAR, May 22 : Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has taken a toll on wildlife animals in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

The disease has already killed over a dozen animals including six swamp deer, three chittals and three boars.

Chief conservation officer Jagannath Singh said a team led by himself is collecting details about the epidemic.

Singh did not prefer to tell the actual number of wildlife animals killed due to the disease.

A team of doctors from Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation had inspected the affected areas and officially diagnosed the disease."

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