FAO World Reference
Laboratory for
Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Asia 1: 2011
Asia 1: 2011
Bulgaria: 2011
Far East: 2010



  14-Apr-2011: FMDV type Asia 1 in Pakistan and Bahrain presents a threat to Western Eurasia / Middle East
  FMDV type Asia 1 has recently been detected in Pakistan (December 2010 in Bahawalpur, Punjab and December 2010/January 2011 in Karachi, Sindh). These viruses are closely related to previous viruses isolated from Sindh in 2008-2009. Subsequently closely related Asia 1 viruses have been detected in Bahrain (February 2011).
  25-May-2011: Asia 1 detected in Iran and Afghanistan
  Further updates will be posted as new outbreaks are discovered.
  Asia 1 epidemics periodically spread from the Indian sub-continent across the Middle East entering Turkey, and on two occasions (1984 and 2000), even Greece. These epidemics have been recorded in 1973-1974, 1983-1984 and 1999-2000.
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The Pirbright Institute
, 2011