Movement restrictions have been lifted on about 150 pig farms in East Anglia from 4.00pm today.
A revised Infected Area has been declared around the last case of classical swine fever confirmed on 3rd November (SF 2000/16). This reduces the previous Infected Area on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and releases about some 36,000 pigs on 150 farms from movement restrictions. These restrictions have been in place since the middle of August.
The decision to lift the area was made following full veterinary investigation. Subject to further work and satisfactory results the Infected Areas in North Norfolk and on the Suffolk coast may be lifted soon.
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