Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 3,038,262 cattle had received vaccination against Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) as of Sept 25, according to Indonesia's Task Force for FMD Handling.

The vaccinated farm animals comprised 2,831,965 cows, 59,911 buffalo, 29,729 sheep, 72,881 goats, and 43,776 pigs, the task force confirmed here on Monday.

The task force's data showed that FMD had stricken livestock, mostly cows, in 300 districts and cities in 25 provinces across Indonesia .

To date, 539,805 livestock had contracted the disease, of which 420,936 have recovered, 97,447 are still being treated, and 9,178 had died.

The animals infected by FMD comprised 511,176 cows, 22,400 buffalo, 1,909 sheep, 4,232 goats, and 88 pigs.

The livestock that have been declared cured are 397,913 cows, 18,718 buffalo, 1,364 sheep and 2,861 goats, as well as 80 pigs.

Meanwhile, 92,391 cows, 3,365 buffalo, 482 sheep, 1,204 goats, and five pigs have not recovered.

The farm animals succumbing to FMD throughout Indonesia comprised 8,834 cows, 215 buffalo, 41 sheep, and 85 goats.

Provinces declared FMD-red zones include Riau, West Sumatra, West Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi.

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The Task Force said FMD was detected in East Java Province on May 5, 2022.

Coordinator of the Expert Team for the FMD Handling Task Force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, reminded of the need for restrictions and tightening of cattle traffic between the red and green zones.

The FMD Task Force also encourages local governments, with green zone status, to conduct strict supervision of the traffic of livestock and fresh animal products as one of the steps to prevent the spread of FMD.

Currently, the government has imposed the restriction and tightening of livestock traffic between red and green zones.

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Translator: Wuryanti P, Fardah
Editor: Suharto
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