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Foot-and-mouth disease: Australian airports to step up precautions as farmers grow anxious

Agriculture minister says disinfectant mats will be installed to prevent arrival of the disease, which is spreading in Indonesia

The federal government will install acidic disinfectant mats at airports as part of an expanded suite of biosecurity measures to prevent foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) entering Australia from Indonesia.

The new precautions come as viral fragments of the disease were detected in food products arriving from China.

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