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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Bill Savadove in Shanghai and Lillian Yang entitled: "Foot-and-mouth outbreak plagues Xinjiang", published by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post web site on 23 June
Mainland authorities yesterday reported another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the western region of Xinjiang, the seventh reported in the country this year. The report came as officials in eastern Jiangsu Province denied the region had any cases of bird flu. The Ministry of Agriculture told the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) a national laboratory had confirmed 40 cattle in Xinjiang's Weili county were …