As of 21 September 2023, there is 1 Active Confirmed Property in Canterbury, New Zealand
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A small number of cases could be found over the coming seasons
Figure 1: Phases to eradicate M. bovis
The programme is now into its fifth year of an estimated 10-year plan to eradicate M. bovis.
Figure 1 shows the path towards eradication has three distinct phases of eradication — ‘Delimiting’, ‘Provisional Absence’ and ‘Confidence of Absence’.
Figure 2: Epidemic curve for M. bovis in New Zealand
Figure 2 shows the M. bovis programme has effectively controlled most of the infection that has occurred in New Zealand.
Evidence supports that we are nearing the end of the Delimiting phase where we will be working harder to find the remaining pockets of infection.
Due to the nature of the disease and its ability to remain clinically undetected, it is likely small numbers of additional cases could be found over the coming seasons.
Once these are dealt with, we will enter the Provisional Absence phase.