New FMD control zones in England

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Animal-health officials in England imposed two new control zones amid fears of potential new cases of foot-and-mouth disease.

An English newspaper, The Independent, reports that one of the new zones is around a dairy in Kent, 80 miles from the original outbreak in Surrey. Cows on the farm reportedly became ill and tests are underway to determine whether FMD is involved. The other zone is around Chessington World of Adventures theme park in Surrey, where a sick sheep triggered precautionary testing.

Before these two new suspected cases were reported, government officials were fairly confident that the outbreak had been contained and would be over shortly. For more information, follow this link.

The Independent


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