At his regular weekly round-up meeting with stakeholders, the Government's Chief Veterinary Officer, Jim Scudamore, emphasised the importance and reasons behind the current control measures against the outbreak of classical swine fever in East Anglia. Noting the recent reductions in the size of current infected areas, and the Commission's decision to limit the ban on exports of live pigs to Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, he said: "Classical swine fever is a virulent disease which, once established, can be difficult to control.