Saturday, August 04, 2007

Foot & Mouth returns to UK

Thousands of animals were culled in the 2001 outbreak

Cattle at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease.
Some 60 animals on the farm near Guildford have tested positive for the disease which wreaked havoc in 2001.
A 3km protection zone has been put in place around the premises and a UK ban imposed on movement of all livestock. Gordon Brown has cancelled his holiday in Dorset and taken part in a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee by telephone about the issue [BBC]. Earlier in the day restrictions on imports into Northern Ireland were implemented after a farm was identified as being infected [BBC]
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