UK: Foot and mouth disease makes a comeback, export ban may follow
Foot and mouth disease has been discovered in 28 pigs after a routine inspection at a UK abattoir. Around three hundred animals in the abattoir and farm will be slaughtered immediately, and Britain's farmers have been warned that they may face a ban on live animal exports. This is the first reported case of the highly infectious virus in Britain since the outbreak in 1981, and it is expected that the countries that import animals from Britain will be taking strong measures to ensure it is contained. Characterised by blisters in the mouth and lameness, foot and mouth can affect cattle, goats and sheep, as well as pigs, and has been detected in humans. Last year, an outbreak in Greece prompted strict quarantine measures.
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