UK: Government report calls for vaccination if foot and mouth returns
A report commissioned by the UK government has called for vaccination to be the linchpin of a strategy to curb any future outbreak of foot and mouth disease. The inquiry, carried out by the Royal Society, said animals on any farm infected with foot and mouth disease should still be culled, but that healthy animals on neighbouring farms should not. Instead, they should be vaccinated as a "major tool of first resort" to prevent further spread of the disease.
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