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'If you emptied Lake Baikal, it would take every river in the world flowing into it a year to fill.'
Mike Carter, The Observer, 2009

Alert for foot-and-mouth disease in Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
28 January 2014

Symptoms suspected in seven cows at farm in Zabaikalsky region.

Alert for foot-and-mouth disease in Siberia. Pictured is Chita, the capital of Trans-Baikal region, courtesy cartoman.ru

The feared outbreak is at a private farm and samples have been taken for urgent analysis. Containment measures were also imposed by the authorities, said the Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS).

This area of Siberia - close to Lake Baikal - borders China and Mongolia. The regional capital in Chita. 

The disease is highly infectious and sometimes fatal to cloven-hoofed animals such as sheep, goats, cattle and pigs.

It is not a direct threat to humans.

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