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Mauritius & Rodrigues: An Outbreak of Foot And Mouth Disease

By Val Ellis last modified Sep 13, 2016 12:32 PM
An out break of Foot and Mouth Disease in Rodrigues and Mauritius has resulted in a strict ban on certain products being exported from these islands and imported into other countries.

Published: 2016-09-07 23:00:00
Countries: Comoros , Madagascar , Mauritius , Mayotte , Reunion Island , Seychelles

Information for travellers to and from the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Mayotte, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros.

Foot and mouth disease is  a highly contagious disease that affects animals, with severe health and economic consequences for farms.  There has recently been an outbreak of the disease in the islands of Rodrigues and Mauritius.

Increased vigilance  is required for travellers to and from these islands.

All meat and meat-related products (Including sandwiches and leftovers), milk and milk-related products and untreated hides from any of these countries will be confiscated and destroyed.

Yachts arriving in Reunion or Rodrigues will be thoroughly searched, and even any sealed, unopened products purchased elsewhere will be removed.

Similar searches of yachts are likely to be implemented in all the affected countries.

Foot and Mouth disease does not affect humans.

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