Foot and Mouth Disease in Australia

Viral fragments of foot and mouth disease have recently been detected in a Melbourne supermarket and Adelaide airport.

Since the outbreak began in Indonesia in May 2022, the highly contagious disease which effects cloven hoofed animals, like cattle, has spread across the country and beyond, causing concern and prompting calls for action from Australia’s agriculture industry.



Image: Image: Shutterstock: Bewley George Shaylor III

Produced By: Matthew van Wyk

Featured In Story: Professor Michael Ward, Chair of Veterinary Public Health & Food Safety, Sydney Veterinary School, University of Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Monday 25 July 2022

Monday 25th of July, 2022