Britain Tests 2nd Area for Cow Disease

Britain Tests 2nd Area for Cow Disease

New York Times

LONDON (AP) — British authorities were testing for a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease Friday after cattle in a herd grazing several miles away from an initial cluster of cases were suspected of falling ill, raising fears the virus is spreading uncontained.

Chief Veterinary Officer Debby Reynolds said cows in a second area of the southern England county of Surrey had shown ”mild clinical signs of infections,” announcing that a new 1.8-mile exclusion zone had been set up around a farm previously unlinked to the outbreak.

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