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  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.
   
  WRLFMD web pages for:
  Afghanistan
  Bahrain
  Iran
  Pakistan
   
 

 
The Pirbright Institute
, 2011