Monday, 24 September 2007

Foot & Mouth outbreak continues

Another Foot and Mouth protection zone has been set up as the sixth premises to be infected with the disease is discovered.

A 3km temporary control zone has been set up near Petersfield, Hampshire. This is a precautionary measure following a veterinary assessment of clinical signs. Lab tests are ongoing.

The discovery follows a new outbreak of the disease in Surrey two weeks ago which is still under investigation. It has been confirmed that the disease is the same strain of FMD which was found in Pirbright last month.

Over 940 animals suspected of contracting Foot and Mouth have been culled since the discovery in Surrey. Movement restrictions continue.

Visit our information page to see all the latest news and information regarding the outbreak including maps of the control zones and a list of local cancelled events.

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