The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Bríd Rodgers MLA, has said that an emergency now exists on Foot and Mouth Disease and has called on the whole community for co-operation in containing its spread. Mrs Rodgers said: "Unfortunately, I have now received laboratory confirmation that some at least of the sheep which my Department slaughtered in Meigh on Wednesday last were infected with Foot and Mouth Disease. Accordingly I now have to impose further restrictions on the area in question.