Foot and Mouth Disease Threatens New Zealand

New Zealand government officials are looking into a recent threat that foot and mouth disease (FMD) was released on nearby Waiheke Island (about 11 miles west of Auckland, New Zealand) May 9.

The government received a letter the afternoon of May 10 stating FMD had been released on the small island, says Barry O'Neil, New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Director of

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