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Indonesia to Import Vaccines as Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads

Farmers drive a herd of cattle into a holding pen in Mengatas, Indonesia.

Farmers drive a herd of cattle into a holding pen in Mengatas, Indonesia.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesia will import 3 million doses of vaccines for cattle as an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease spread to more provinces.

The first batch was delivered on Sunday, according to a statement by the agriculture ministry. Around 800,000 doses will arrive in the next few days. More than 151,000 animals have been infected by the illness across 18 provinces and 180 regencies, up from over 20,000 in early June, according to government data