Description of Events Where African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) Strayed from the Endemic Foot-and-Mouth Disease Zone in South Africa, 1998-2008.

@article{Schalkwyk2016DescriptionOE,
  title={Description of Events Where African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) Strayed from the Endemic Foot-and-Mouth Disease Zone in South Africa, 1998-2008.},
  author={O L van Schalkwyk and Darryn L Knobel and Eva M De Clercq and Claudia De Pus and Guy R Hendrickx and Peter Van den Bossche},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={333-47}
}
African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) are reservoir hosts of Southern African Territories (SAT) foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus strains. In South Africa, infected buffaloes are found in the FMD-infected zone comprising the Kruger National Park (KNP) and its adjoining reserves. When these buffaloes stray into livestock areas, they pose a risk of FMD transmission to livestock. We assessed 645 records of stray buffalo events (3124 animals) from the FMD infected zone during 1998-2008 for (i) their… CONTINUE READING

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