A slew of articles have hit the web today reporting on a serious foot-and-mouth outbreak in Japan. First detected on April 20 the outbreak has now “spread to 111 farms in Miyazaki in Japan’s south, involving more than 85,000 cattle and pigs, a prefectural farm official said.”
According to this Google News piece, the six most prized bulls from Miyazaki were quarantined and moved to a safe location.
In order to contain the outbreak, Japan has already suspended exports of all meat products including Wagyu beef.
According to the Japan Times, the financial losses from this outbreak are projected to reach ¥16 billion (almost $200 million).