UK: First case of FMD in Northumberland for three months sparks new fears
The first case of foot and mouth disease (FMD) to hit Northumberland for nearly 12 weeks has been confirmed by scientists from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Three cows and their calves on a farm near Hexham were slaughtered Thursday night after showing signs of infection, and all the remaining cattle and sheep on the farm will now be slaughtered later today.
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